On and Off

It’s time for Friday Fictioneers again! Each week, writers from around the world post 100-word stories based on a photo prompt provided by Madison Woods.

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On and Off

by Jan Brown

He could turn his love on and off with the ease of a water tap.

It wasn’t really love. It was a kind of sleazy charm that oozed from his eyes and mouth. It made him an effective salesman. But a lousy human being. Smarmy, she used to call it. Until it worked on her.

Their marriage lasted two months.

The first month was fraught with arguments over his bachelor pad, which he continued to maintain. The second month was punctuated by the double murder that took place there.

It wasn’t really love.
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27 thoughts on “On and Off

  1. Nice…in a smarmy kind of way!! 🙂 I especially like the opening line and this one: “It was a kind of sleazy charm that oozed from his eyes and mouth.” I disliked him immediately.

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