Foolproof

13 Feb

written for: Friday Fictioneers  : 14 February 2014

Copyright - Janet Webb

Photo Copyright – Janet Webb

The twins had  a foolproof plan to become millionaires. The first part was easy, they set their trap for Rodney K. one of the richest men in the world.  Taking turns dating him he never once suspected that his beloved Crystal was sometimes Carolyn. Even after the marriage the girls would take turns at being the wife.

Part two should have been easy. Crystal was to murder Rodney while Carolyn sat in a very public place for an alibi. It worked on television didn’t it? But that is where it fell apart.

Crystal couldn’t do it. She had actually fallen in love with Rod. Carolyn was furious, becoming more and more insistent, until Crystal was forced to turn to the effects of alcohol to keep her sister from “coming out”.

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14 Responses to “Foolproof”

  1. Helena Hann-Basquiat February 13, 2014 at 10:09 am #

    I would have had Crystal kill her sister, but then, I’m not as nice as you are, darling! Clever idea for a story.

  2. hugmamma February 13, 2014 at 10:09 am #

    Wow! Beginnings of a great short story!

  3. readinpleasure February 13, 2014 at 10:55 am #

    The best laid plans….. Nicely written.

  4. atrm61 February 13, 2014 at 1:48 pm #

    Oh,the irony!Love comes to us at unexpected times and in unexpected places!Well done Patricia:-)

  5. patrickprinsloo February 13, 2014 at 2:58 pm #

    Oh, that Carolyn. She really spoiled things. Nice little piece.

  6. Al February 13, 2014 at 4:42 pm #

    Love it 🙂

  7. pattisj February 13, 2014 at 6:00 pm #

    The ultimate conjoined twins.

  8. storydivamg February 13, 2014 at 10:19 pm #

    It always works so well until somebody falls in love. Good twist on this, as the week’s body count grows.

    Cheers!
    Marie Gail

  9. summerstommy2 February 14, 2014 at 5:25 am #

    Excellent take on the photo Pat , well done, double trouble eh?

  10. patriciaruthsusan February 14, 2014 at 3:07 pm #

    Good story with a surprise twist at the end. Am I mistaken or are these “twins” actually one person with a split personality?

  11. rochellewisoff February 15, 2014 at 5:32 am #

    Dear Pat,

    Well there’s a twisted bit of Sybil-ism. Nicely played. Brilliant in fact.

    shalom,

    Rochelle

  12. Riya Anne Polcastro February 16, 2014 at 2:24 am #

    Well done! A twisted thinker for sure.

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