Friday Fictioneers: The Twelfth Floor Couple


It was 11 PM and Tony had still not returned. Mona inhaled the fresh pain of her new house, when she heard a loud noise outside. She went to the kitchen window to find a couple arguing in the opposite twelfth floor apartment. The girl moved to the balcony while the limping man followed her. Before Mona could grasp what was happening, the man pushed the woman down.

Mona screamed and rushed out of her house, only to collide with a neighbour. She related the events to him. He looked at her quietly and said, “Five years ago, the woman was pushed to death by the man. He was sent to prison where he was mysteriously killed. Since then, neighbours have witnessed scenes of their quarrel in the night. So, we always shut our windows by 7 in the evening.” The neighbour saw a shocked Mona returning to her house. He continued walking down the stairs with a slight limp.

Thanks to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers

69 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: The Twelfth Floor Couple

  1. Nice twist. I wonder if he has a penchant for sending his dates over the rail. I can se his personals add now: “Seeking woman for short term commitment, must enjoy air travel!”

  2. Nice twist at the end, nightlake. My only suggestion would be to somehow mention that Mona was new to the apartment block in the first couple of lines. Overall, very sinister!

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