John Marsden Writing Topic #196

Welcome to my nightmare.**

Acrimonious (Part II)

I had to kill her.

Everyone thought she was perfect, including me, but during quarantine, I met the real Annette. Bossy, controlling, not the meek doormat I agreed to marry.

Lifting a dumbbell off the stand in my home gym my first thought, hit her over the head with it? No, too obvious. Poison? No, she does the cooking. I settled on a hitman. He’d ‘kidnap’ her and finish the job after keeping her at his base for three days.

It happened on day two. All it took was one phone call and two words to ruin everything.

“She’s escaped.”

**Reference: Marsden J 1998, Everything I Know About Writing, Pan Macmillan, Australia.