Driven to Murder

Copyright – Janet Webb

She stares into the mirror and then down at the knife in the sink. She sighs and turns on the water, switches to hot, and the water turns red the second it falls on the knife. He deserved it, she tells herself.

Earlier tonight, she found him kissing a girl on the driveway. Rage and jealousy immediately boiled in her chest. What has she got that I haven’t got? She thought.

She rushed and grabbed the knife. As blood squirted from his chest and he lie there like a stone, she suddenly realized she’d done the unthinkable. What happens now?

This story was originally posted on September 11, 2014.

Written for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple, where we are given a photo prompt and we are to write a story in 100 words or less.


  1. What happens now is she cleans off the knife–better to get rid of it entirely. I hope she had the foresight to stab the girl too, though that does mean one more body to take care of. And then the bloodstains. Crimes of passion are so messy. Maybe she better just head for Ecuador.

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  2. Yinglan, Next will come the trial followed by the verdict. From watching TV, I’d guess it would be manslaughter and not murder in the first degree as it wasn’t planned. She needs to find a good lawyer, fast. Well written. 🙂 —Susan


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