8 Jun

Inspired by @TerryTyler4 and an offhand comment:


“I said, what did you think?” Her lips were close to his ear.

“It was fine” he said hastily, his wrists chafing against the harsh rope tying them together.

“Just… Fine?” She entered his field of vision, walking slowly and purposefully. He saw her fingers clutching the short whip and his forehead started to sweat.

“Good, great, the best!”

This isn’t what he expected. How on earth did she find him? He was starting to panic.

Her eyes burned into his, her rage barely contained.

This was the last time he’d give a self published author a three star review.


5 Responses to “Ruthless”

  1. Terry Tyler 8 June 2012 at 09:50 #

    Absolutely brilliant, I laughed and laughed! Terrific, I’m spreading this little beauty all over the Twittersphere later, I can assure you! And FB. Oh and in a blog on Goodreads, etc etc – any self published author who doesn’t find this as hilarious as I did has something wrong with them! Later, Mr S x

  2. marc nash 8 June 2012 at 10:30 #

    I’d kill for THREE STAR REVIEW… Oh no wait.

    Good fun!

  3. Rhoda Baxter 8 June 2012 at 12:31 #

    Brilliant. Made me spill my tea laughing. I think the same applies to non-indie writers too.
    I used to think 3 stars was a fairly safe rating to give (if it’s less, I don’t bother reviewing it). But now I might have to reconsider…

  4. Steve Green 9 June 2012 at 19:15 #

    Serves him right too, doesn’t he realize that writers can be a very sensitive breed? :)


  1. The #FridayFlash Report – Vol 4 Number 2 | Friday Flash » Friday Flash - 15 June 2012

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