Friday Fictioneers: A Matter of Perspective


PHOTO PROMPT Copyright-Ted Strutz

My response to the weekly prompt on Friday Fictioneers, where every week we get together and write 100 word stories. It’s fun – and calorie-free.

A Matter of Perspective

The so-called dentist left the room for a second, giving Tony an opening, a chance to escape. Frantically, he looked around the room, and saw only one possible exit: a second-floor window.

The dentist ran into the room behind his assistant, both responding to the sound of breaking glass.

Tony was gone.

“I warned you about accepting patients from the mental ward.” She shook her head.

“I’ll call the police. You wait outside.” As soon as she complied, he took out his phone. “It’s me. He got away. Don’t worry. No one will believe his story.”