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”)


20 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Cora’s Game

    • Thank you Rich. Cora was the name of a woman who lived in my neighbourhood when I was growing up. I didn’t know it at the time, but it seems most women kept their husbands aways from her if they could!
      She came to mind straight away when I decided on the direction of my story.
      Thanks for reading and taking the time to leave a comment


  1. You showed us a timelapse film of the spider working, working, strand by patiently woven strand until at last we see the man, first beguiled, then poisoned and, finally, consumed. Dreadful to watch from afar, wonderful to experience for a while.




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