Friday Fictioneers – Cora’s Game


Every web begins with a single thread.

Cora spun a fine line of flattery, compliments and praise that quickly got Ben’s attention

She set to work to help him with designs, never once criticising his obvious lack of ability

She drew him in with words of support when he lost a huge contract

Her admiration and intense feelings held him spellbound

Drinks after work led to dinner, presents and weekends away

Ben’s wife noticed the changes

His aftershave, his taste in music; lack of interest, lack of sex

Cora watched his life unravel, his wife leave, and closed the web

 

(Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for the photo prompt this week and Madison Woods  for “Friday Fictioneers”)