Thursday 4 June 2015

Unknown Jumble

"What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.”

He was absorbed in these words as he watched his fainted wife.
© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham
Photo-Prompt - © 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

A struggling actor, he wanted to be a hero but, with much difficulty, had landed a role as a villain.

"How did they offer you the villain's role? You look like a chocolate-hero!", his wife teased.

"Because I'm a great actor!" he said with a mischievous wink.

"I know that, my hero!" she said when they fell asleep.

He had been her hero and she loved him deeply ever since they had met when he had saved her from drowning.

Photo-Prompt- Magpie Tales
In the morning, when she woke up to find an unknown person with a hideous face, kissing her, she was frantic and screamed.

"It's me, dear!" he tried to console her.

Then, he remembered that he had put on a villain's mask to deceive her.

He removed the mask, but it was too late as she had already fainted...

He learned it the hard way that he must be careful with his masks.

Linking with-
Mondays Finish The Story
Wordy Wednesdays - Scream
Two Shoes In Texas- Jumble 
ABC Wednesday- Unknown
Magpie Tales
Three Word Wednesday- Absorbed, Deeply, Frantic
WriteTribe- Learned the hard way


  1. Funny story. It's amazing to me how you can connect the threads of so many link-ups into one story. Terrific.

  2. he seems like a spider..and her the fly...

  3. oh dear!! his mask must be really good. Well written

  4. Interesting concept. Beautiful execution and climax is excellent. It really compels to dig within :)

  5. OMG, I would also faint if an unknown face greeted me in the morning.

  6. That was really good with that mask! Good story Anita! Thank you for joining in on the MFtS challenge! I hope that you return for the next one. Be well... ^..^

  7. playing the villain's more fun!


  8. Clever and quite entertaining...

  9. Nice plot twist at the end.

  10. Very Shakespearean , such tragic unintended consequences ..,

  11. You have all kinds of interesting imagery in this one, Anita! Yes indeed, if I woke up to strange face in my bed I would not only scream, but they would likely be attacked! I suspect she will be unhappy with him for awhile over that. :-)

  12. That was funny but a bit scary too Anita!

    Best wishes,
    ABCW team.

  13. Funny. I am glad everything turned out all right. The silly man needs to remember to remove his mask.

  14. Clever story! Makes me wonder if he was a villain all along or just a very forgetful one.. lol Enjoyed this!

  15. Simple and well written . U say so much in few words:)

  16. You have written a single post linking to so many prompts. Great. A lovely story. When does she regain conciousness?

  17. Liked the story. So many prompts you used! Bet he doesn't wear a mask in bed again..

  18. after the war, to rebuild the town, they put on a play, my dad was a spy for the Japanese. We asked him why he accepted the role. He said, someone has to do it.

  19. Actors!! What a scare she got! Nice story.


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