The End of the Game

DSCN1351He sat silently on the bench, eyes closed, fist clenched. “How could he let her manipulate him like that?”

Crowds of shoppers hurried by, bracing against the winter wind, hurrying to some warmer place. He didn’t notice the cold or the shoppers, his world had been shattered. He felt nothing.

She was waiting in the check-in line at the airport, visions of the tropics in her eyes. Her Mastercard was filled with the money he had given her, supposedly to pay for reservations and the honeymoon.

She smiled, perhaps sneered would be a better term. The fourth desperate man she had done this too. Men were just so vulnerable and stupid when they thought a beauty such as Allona actually wanted to marry them.

Joseph walked back to his apartment, took his gun from the desk and twirled the barrel. He felt like such a fool. Could he even face his co-workers again?

Allona, as she called herself this time, boarded the plane and took off for Cancun where she would enjoy a week in he sun, perhaps meet her next victim, maybe even change her name again. Once she had perfected the scheme, it seemed so simple. She would “play” them a while, until it got boring and then manipulate them into asking her to marry them. How nice of her to take care of all the details if they would just give her the funds.

Joseph put the gun to his temple and pulled the trigger. Just as Allona emerged from the plane. The policia were waiting when she got to the hotel. She would not ruin another man’s life.

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8 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Tina said,

    Maybe she’ll finally reap what she’s sown? A hard tale to read, with the dark undertones.

  2. 2

    beebeesworld said,

    Sometimes, my mind gets a little twisted….beebee

  3. 3

    Sandra Bennett said,

    Too bad there Are such manipulators in this world as Allona.

  4. 4

    atrm61 said,

    Wonder how the Police came to know so fast?Hopefully,she gets her just desserts!

  5. 7

    Dugutigui said,

    Moments. All gathering towards the One :)

  6. 8

    beebeesworld said,

    Sometimes , I have to add words that I don’t like or leave out words that I really need, but I think the point of the prompt is to learn to only say what you really need to say…I try to remember that and not get TOO huffy!


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