You told me to follow so I did.  Even when the path turned dark and I did unspeakable things.

Everyone assumed I had no choice but one was always there. I always choose the path less travelled.  It proves to be most interesting.


This story is part of Friday Fictioneers, organized by Madison Woods.  Please make sure you read her story along with all the other Fictioneer stories.  They can be found here or by clicking on the link below.

    • Janet said:

      Yes, she really is evil! Glad you liked it.

    • Janet said:

      Yes, maybe one day I’ll do that. Thanks for coming by.

    • Janet said:

      Glad you think so. I’ll be by soon.

    • Janet said:

      Thanks Sandra. The whole thing came to me in the shower this morning, like it was waiting to be written. Odd but I’m glad it worked.

  1. Food Stories said:

    Interesting 🙂

  2. It begs the question, “WHAT DID SHE DO????” I am dying to know! Well not dying, but wondering! Great hook!

    • Janet said:

      Glad it hooked you in. There is a story there but I”m not ready to explore it yet. Very dark, perhaps even too dark.

  3. Janet said:

    Thanks for coming by, i’ll be over soon.

    • Janet said:

      Glad you liked it. The voice is supposed to be a woman but it is not indicated in any way.

  4. TheOthers1 said:

    Good night, what did they do? I’m thinking a number of horrendous things.

    • Janet said:

      Very horrendous. Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.

    • Janet said:

      Thanks. I”m coming right over to read yours.

  5. Succinct and chilling. I want to know more about what she’s done and what her choices were — and what made her follow rather than choose to do otherwise — but I really liked how you stuck with the path allegory to bring it to “even when it turned dark and I did unspeakable things.” Nice job!

    Brian (

    • Janet said:

      Thanks Brian. I”m not sure if I will develop this more or not (that being said, I do know why she followed and did what she did – so who knows, maybe one day).

  6. Mike said:

    A great story. As usual you manage to pack so much into so few words.
    I loved how you used the picture to highlight the idea of ‘paths’ that we choose to follow – obviously this lady likes the dangerous paths in life.

  7. Lora said:

    Expected another poem but instead we got a clever, short vignette…packed in so few words. sense the character is female…and an evil doer. Leaves us wondering what she did and continues to do. Nice work. Find me on the list or here:

  8. Nifti said:

    Awesome. So little words, huge message. Great job 🙂

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