Just a Little Poison

I was sitting alone on one of the wooden benches in the teacher’s lounge. Of course, students were never allowed in here, but I had been desperately wanting to talk to my Chemistry teacher and the room had been empty.

Lost deep in thought, the sudden footsteps nearly made me jump a mile, but I breathed a sigh of relief when I saw the haggard face of my teacher.

He didn’t even see me sitting there, merely walked into the room and sat down on one of the benches opposite me, burying his face in his hands. I was too scared to talk. He was white as a sheet and his body was trembling. Then he looked up all of a sudden. His eyes wide and crazed.

“I just poisoned my wife,” he said. That’s when he noticed me sitting there.

© 2016

Friday Fictioneers, 20 May 2016

Photo prompt provided by J Hardy Carroll

15 responses to “Just a Little Poison”

  1. Josslyn Rae Turner

    Great story! Very well written. 🙂

    1. Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

      1. Josslyn Rae Turner

        You’re welcome! 🙂

  2. OMG. Whoa. The suspense is written very well in this! You packed so much plot in so few words. Great job!

    1. Thanks 🙂 I’m glad you liked it – I had no real idea where I was going with this while I wrote it!

  3. Oops. From a chemistry teacher that wouldn’t have been accidental poisoning. Thinking out loud may be a bad habit. Good story.

    1. Definitely not accidental! Perhaps he should have at least looked around the room before thinking out loud. Thanks 🙂

  4. Great story! Nice suspense! ☺

    1. Thank you!

  5. Oh no, you can’t say anything in private these days. Especially, if you’re a teacher lol.

    1. Nope, you definitely can’t! Though perhaps you should be careful saying private things in a public place anyhow 😉

  6. Yikes! Hope he didnt poison the little girl (or boy?) too. Very nicely done 🙂

    1. I hope so too! Thank you 🙂

  7. Great story! I would love to know what happened previously! 😄

    1. Thank you! I’m glad you liked it 🙂

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