Genre Scribes: Friday Fiction Writing Challenge #26 — Literature

Welcome to Week 26 of the Friday Fiction Writing Challenge! Here’s a complete list of all the posts so far. Feel free to join in.

This week’s random word is: Literature


Thank you to Gordon for his thought-provoking response and to Chris for her smile-provoking response to last week’s prompt.

Here’s my response to this week’s prompt:

Nate leaned over the back of the armchair and pressed his lips to Louise’s slender neck. She giggled and turned, capturing his mouth with hers.
“You’re going to be late.”

Nate checked his watch; if the meet wasn’t so important, he’d send someone else. He kissed her one last time before heading to the warehouse district.

Nate flipped his collar to the cold and checked his watch. Again. Kane was a no-show. Damn it.

He should have known the man was all mouth. To have the access he’d boasted about, he’d have known about the encryption key. All Kane had done was parrot Consortium’s cover literature back to him.

Screw it. Tomorrow he’d run Kane through the database to see what turned up. For now, he was going back to the hotel and to Louise. That ball of heat he’d been feeling in his chest for days, grew and spread. He chuckled and shook his head.

Nate quickened his pace, barely taking in the Seine or the lights of the city. The permanent smile on his face no longer felt alien. He was in trouble.

A hard, cold pit formed in his stomach as he stepped off the elevator. The pit grew as he neared their room. Pry marks. He pulled his Sig and eased the door open.

Nate forced all emotion back into the lead box Louise had unlocked.
Blood. Not enough for her to be dead, but enough for him to enjoy killing whoever took her.

Thanks for reading. Have a fun-filled weekend.


  1. Using the prompt, write a maximum of 250 words of fiction. (This can be a scene, flash fiction, some dialogue, a description, etc.)
  2. Link to this post in your post.
  3. Add the tags ffwc, genre scribes, and the genre your post is in.
  4. The deadline is 5 PM (GMT) the following Friday.

Full information is on the Genre Scribes: Friday Fiction Writing Challenge page.

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Author: Susan T. Braithwaite

Royal Navy veteran from Scotland. My journey into writing started with a screenwriting certificate program at UCLA Ext. Since then, I've worked as a freelance content writer, erotica author, proofreader, professional beta reader, and content editor. I'm now working hard on my dream writing career: romantic suspense author. When I'm not writing, I can be found drinking too much coffee, obsessing over yarn, and planning world domination with my husband,, and our squirrel army.​

13 thoughts on “Genre Scribes: Friday Fiction Writing Challenge #26 — Literature

  1. Would be an awesome lead in to a movie 🎥 😁😘

  2. Chris Hall says:

    🙂 Great build up, Susan… what comes next?

    1. Thanks, Chris! I want to say killing spree. 😜

    1. Thanks for taking part again, Violet. Just heading over for a read the now. 👍

  3. Violet Lentz says:

    Do derivatives count? I had your word in mind, but could only fit it in- in the derivative… I’m thinking it’s the thought that counts? Had fun and I am glad to be here so that’s got to count for something too, eh?

    1. The word is there to inspire. If you can squeeze it in, great. If not, don’t worry about it. It’s all about getting words down in an entertaining/thought-provoking manner (which you excel at.)

      1. Violet Lentz says:

        Well then, I start my day off as a rounding success! Thank you Susan!

      2. I loved it, Violet! I’m going to be thinking of that scene for the rest of the day. Probably longer.

    1. Thanks for taking part 🙂

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