PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook
Here’s my take on the 100 word story challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisof
Wild Aunt Nina and the Sanguine Tree
Wild Aunt Nina had a lover – Archie. She was passionate, a free spirit.
It was the 1930’s. He cheated on her and Nina found out. Mysteriously Archie disappeared without trace soon after.
One rumour was that Nina slit Archie’s throat. And worse, she buried his severed head under her garden tree. So Nina could savour his demise every day.
Visiting her place now, I can’t help myself. I see blood oozing from the heart of that tree. A lingering proof of that foul event. Can it be true ? Nina was a bit of a bohemian …..
October 21, 2017 at 9:59 pm
Still bleeding after all these years? Beware of Aunt Nina.
October 22, 2017 at 8:32 am
Yes, thanks Rochelle.
October 21, 2017 at 1:34 pm
Sounds true to me! Nice one.
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October 21, 2017 at 7:07 pm
Bit gruesome I suppose – even a bit Gothic. Thanks
October 21, 2017 at 12:28 pm
Wild Aunt Nina—did she ever marry? I would think most men would avoid her like the plague!
October 21, 2017 at 7:08 pm
I think you’re right – if the men had any sense !
October 21, 2017 at 5:49 am
Definitely well told if gruesome. But folks love rumors of the scary nature. Perhaps Archie knew enough to clear out but how exciting would that be?
October 21, 2017 at 7:09 pm
Thank you . Let’s hope Archie knew her well enough to make his escape…
October 19, 2017 at 9:06 pm
That’s one lady not to be cheated on!
October 20, 2017 at 9:13 am
I so agree …
October 21, 2017 at 7:10 pm
I agree – perhaps her attraction was her wildness ?
October 19, 2017 at 7:39 pm
I saw the same thing in the prompt. Glad I didn’t mess with Gran Nina!
October 20, 2017 at 9:15 am
Do you remember that poem about a woman who planted her lover’s head in a pot of basil ?! A bit of inspiration there.
October 20, 2017 at 12:20 pm
I don’t, but I’m intrigued to go and find it now! Thank you.
October 21, 2017 at 7:12 pm
The tree really looked like it was bleeding, didn’t it ?
October 23, 2017 at 8:15 am
It certainly did to me. Thanks for reading.