Crocodile Love

This week’s picture by Penny appears so peaceful and allows the mind to wander in those warm summer afternoons.

Yet, as I discovered in Roaring Creek Belize, swimming in the water attracts all sorts of creatures, like little fish that nibble and bite!

More from Friday Fictioneers here.

PHOTO PROMPT © Penny Gadd

Crocodile Love

‘There’s one. Oh, it’s gone.’
The crocodile dived, creating a cloud of silt.

Caroline detested John’s profession of photography.
He stopped her from going to the golf course with Jenny. Lovely, soft Jenny.
You’re my wife, John had demanded. Together, we are going croc hunting.
Yes, their problem; together was everything he ordered.

From the boat, she trailed her hand in the water and thought of Jenny.
Sweet, warm-hearted Jenny. Oh, the bliss, when she massaged her legs and kissed–.

‘Look, another one.’ He leaned over the side, snapping away.

‘Careful! You’ll fall in.’ She grinned, rocking the boat.

32 responses to “Crocodile Love

  1. A woman scorned is a dangerous thing

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  2. I don’t think he had underwater photography in mind. 🙂

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  3. Oh I think she will find a way out one way or the other. Rock the boat harder my dear! He sounds like a modern day monster!

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  4. The only good croc is a handbag and matching shoes.

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  5. Sounds like he’s about to get a close-up!

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  6. He – crocodile love. She – crocodile tears. I’m actually worried for poor sweet Jenny 😉

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  7. I reckon John’s about experience something rather nasty that will just be him alone!

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  8. Golf is looking more promising!

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  9. I don’t think I’d like [I originally typo’d live] to take a vacation with either of them!

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  10. I see a divorce in their future… if he is lucky. Great portrayal of both of them.

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  11. Thought provoking story, James. Caroline seems to have discovered her sexuality rather late, and is now trapped in a straight marriage. I hope she realises that divorce is a lot easier and less risky than murder!

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  12. i bet it was an accident waiting to happen, at least, he died doing what he loved, 🙂

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  13. Simultaneously ignored and dominated by her husband, is it any wonder she preferred soft and gentle Jenny? I enjoyed your storytelling in this one.

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  14. Ain Starlingsson

    A whack with an oar may finish the job off….well done…

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  15. Dear James,

    Apparently Jenny’s discovered that men aren’t her cup of tea. Particularly not this one. Sounds like someone’s about to be croc food.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  16. James,
    They say the hardest to solve murders are the opportunistic ones. She’s probably on the golf course now!
    pax,
    dora

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  17. I’m thinking she will play the sorrowful wife just long enough… 😉

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  18. Wow, you’ve packed a lot into this short piece! I like the dark humor.

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  19. And then I suspect she shed crocodile tears.

    Good story, James!

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