It is Friday again and time for Friday Fictioneers with our stories of 100 words from the picture prompt.  We are hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields of Addicted to Purple.  And here are my 100 words for this week.


PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright Ted Strutz


Perspiration beaded on her forehead.  She felt the sting of it in her eyes.  She wished she could rub them.  They were itching like the dickens.  She could just scream.  Her arms and legs were bound to the chair.  Was she sorry?  No, damn it!  The woman had it coming.

The clock was ticking.  Her heart pounded, the heat rushing up her face into her head.  She squeezed her eyes shut.  She heard the switch click.  Warm liquid ran down her legs.  Oh no!  She was falling.  Her eyes flew opened.  Dazed, she looked around.  She was in her bathtub!

About hafong

Hello! My name is (Leung) Hafong alias Lily Leung. You always say the last name first….that is the Chinese way. That is my partner lurking behind me. Since this is my blog, I won’t mention his name. But this is a rather cool picture. You see me and yet you don’t…sort of the way I feel about myself most of my life. So this blog is a self-exploration, an archeology dig of some sort. My tools…..words of a thousand or so at a sitting. I will try for that.
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26 Responses to THE SWITCH

  1. You really had me going there! I was really into it, then B A M ! Haha!

  2. Good take on the prompt.

  3. Great twist. I was all set for the death sentence to be carried out and she was just dreaming in her bath. Lucky she didn’t drown instead.

  4. Nasty nightmare there. I was worried for a while.

  5. Amy Reese says:

    I had no idea what was happening. A clever end! Nice one, Lily. Good heart-thumping writing!

  6. Margaret says:

    Leaves me wondering who the unfortunate woman who ‘had it coming’ might have been. Maybe the dreaming lady will get some ideas from her bathtub dream. Very engaging story.

  7. Good to wake up in time when you are in your bathtub.. I thought it should be sweet dreams not nightmares.. 🙂

  8. Dear Lily,

    A bathtub’s a terrible place to have nightmare, but it made for a good story. 😉



  9. I wasn’t sure what was happening either, Lily, but it was terrifying. I was relieved she was just dreaming in the bathtub. Although, that could be dangerous also. Well done. 🙂 — Suzanne

    • hafong says:

      I’ve fell asleep in the tub a few times and it is terrifying waking up not knowing where I was at first. I try not to dawdle and get too comfortable now.


  10. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear Lily, AWESOME! What a nightmare – glad she was okay and just dreaming! Very well done! Nan 🙂

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