Friday Fictioneers: The Cuffenfeffer Conundrum

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who provides us with a photo prompt. Each week’s challenge is to write a 100-word story inspired by the photo. Click here to play along or just read more stories.

PHOTO PROMPT © John Nixon

The Cuffenfeffer Conundrum

Lawrence Cuffenfeffer froze. It might render him certifiably insane, but he had to have the mannequin in the window. He was struck by the resemblance to his late wife, Victoria. She looked like she walked out of a picture of their wedding.

Lawrence Cuffenfeffer entered the store and offered to buy her. He begged and pleaded and haggled, but the owner refused.  The owner’s reasoning was murky, but his denial was absolute.

Staring at her through the window, Lawrence Cuffenfeffer swore he saw a tear fall from the mannequin’s eye. It was the first time he regretted killing his wife.

26 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: The Cuffenfeffer Conundrum

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  1. Deranged is the word coming to my mind. I’m visualizing a horror movie with narration by the killer as an old man and a flashback of 30 years previous, when he shoved her off of a cliff in a fit of rage when he learned she’d had tea with his best friend.

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