Flash fiction: The Wolf’s Clothes











I turned and there you were, leaning out of the car window, into the rain. ‘Get in, get in, you’re drenched.’ You had that smile on your face, the one you must have practiced, the one that always made me weak. I got in.

I stared at you as I dripped onto your leather passenger seat. ‘Suited and booted,’ you said, wiggling the knot of your silk tie in the rear view mirror. ‘Will I do?’ You already knew that you would. ‘A wedding. Come with me!’

‘Looking like this?’

‘You look good enough to eat,’ you said.


I started with a wolf in sheep’s clothing when I looked at this photo, but then I seemed to move onto a wolf in wolf’s clothing. Never mind, we could always just say it was ‘lamb to the slaughter’. And for those of you who missed him, the ‘you’ in this story is Rex.


For those who don’t know how Friday Fictioneers works, this picture (this time supplied by Sandra Crook) is our inspiration for our weekly online writing group hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Each story is only about 100 words long, so why not read a few others: click here to read some more or to join in.

And please comment below with any suggestions on mine, or just to show you’ve visited.


19 thoughts on “Flash fiction: The Wolf’s Clothes

  1. Good stuff. Although I have to be honest and say I struggle a bit with second person at times…an awful lot of you and you’re, as you’d expect 🙂 Just takes a bit of getting used to.


  2. That is a terrible situation to be in. Ingrid better run! By the way, I didn’t find the number of “you”s in the story distracting. However, in the photo, I’d say there are far too many ewes. Ugh, I almost hate myself for that corny joke!

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  3. Dear Clare,

    I love the way this story is far removed from the prompt, yet deliciously not so. This is the type of story that makes me read those folks on my reading list each week. Thank you for not disappointing.




  4. Great story, Claire. I like that you used second person POV. I know a lot of people are opposed to it, but It’s unique. You didn’t follow all the other sheep who used first or third person POV, including me. 🙂


  5. A dry car on a rainy day isn’t always the safe place it appears to be. I haven’t been around long enough to get to know Rex, but I have a feeling I’m going to love hating him.

    Marie Gail


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