Conspiracy — FFfAW Challenge – 174

Title:  Conspiracy
Source: Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers
Word count:   155 words

I tell no one how I became the mistress of the Marchese Di Felecia. Or rather, I never tell them the truth. The truth is a series of coincidences that when put together seem unbelievable. If I hadn’t lived it, I wouldn’t believe it either. Being the Marchese’s mistress is why I am on the street today. I am the keeper of secrets, both my own and others. They are my power base and one reason the Marchese loves me. I pull the coarse scarf closer around my face, hoping to remain invisible. I do not knock at the blue door, but enter and head upstairs where my mother waits.

“Is the Marchesa with us?” she asks.

“Yes, my half-sister received the messages.  When the Marchese’s forces attack, our father will die. With no male heir, his territory will pass to the Marchese.”

“Does she suspect?”

“No Mother, and we need her alive.”

“For now.”


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

12 thoughts on “Conspiracy — FFfAW Challenge – 174

      • and so do I! i do get so caught up with reading and some blogging but not serious writing, i did however write my first fictional story in almost a year, it felt good to create from out of an inspiration. wishing you more stories and polishing your craft, you have a gift, one of the few storytellers i follow. your stories have depth. i like those.

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      • I am honored. Practice is the only way to improve and the reason I have set myself to publishing a story a day. I am glad you have managed to work on one of your own. It is not easy to work in time for longer stories.

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      • good on you Jo, I celebrate writers with self discipline and focus. I used to write so much, hoping to get back to that momentum. Once inspiration takes a hold, the words just fly!

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