The Chateau


January 31, 2016 by Felicia Hf


“You’re really selling it?” he asked the woman for the ump-teenth time.

“Of course,” she replied, smiling at him. “I have no use for a chateau like this. Though naturally I am loath to let it go…”

He looked at her for a second. She wanted him to have it; he could sense it. Millions of alarm bells were ringing in his head, but he could simply not leave without buying the villa. It was simply beautiful. Sure, it might need some reparations here or there… But all in all, he already loved it.

“After you,” she said, nodding into the dark house. Carefully, he stepped inside. Beneath his feet, the floorboards creaked, then gave away. Shocked to silence, he plunged into blackness.

Somewhere far above him, he could hear the woman’s voice.

“All’s done,” she said into her phone. “We’ve got him. There’s no way he’s getting out this time.”

© 2016

Friday Fictioneers, 29th January 2016


5 thoughts on “The Chateau

  1. Dear Felicia,

    Welcome to Friday Fictioneers. I guess you could say he literally fell for the Chateau. Nicely done. One word though…since we’re about using the photo prompt, I’d ask that you use the photo in your post. It links us all together in the challenge. (I hope that made sense.)



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  2. jademwong says:

    Ooh I love how you added that twist in the end there. It made me reread the whole story because I had to rethink the woman’s motives. Nicely done :)

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