Friday Fictioneers: Headless



They had been married two months ago. Even though they didn’t have much money, they were getting by and were immensely happy with each other.

That evening her husband promised to take her to her favorite restaurant. She wore the red dress and gold earrings he had brought her and he told her she looked like a queen. They arrived at the restaurant at 7:14 pm.

Unfortunately several policemen were also dining at the restaurant. At 7:27 pm, a young man on foot made his way towards the restaurant and blew himself up. The bodies of the young couple were found next to the head of the bomber.

Word Count: 105

12 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Headless

  1. Oh, a sudden an expected end! At least they were happy together. Sadly, life can come to an abrupt end. This serves as a reminder we should enjoy it to the fullest. I like that you line, “she looked like a queen.” Well done! – Amy

  2. Here today, gone tomorrow, as the saying goes. Life seems so random and unpredictable. We have to, like this young couple, find meaning within this apparent wilderness and that meaning is ‘love’. This is my interpretation of what is behind your story. Great story, great universal theme. Ann

    • This story highlights how not only policemen and soldiers are losing their lives to suicide bombings, but ordinary people are being made to suffer too. A sad, sad situation.

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