FFfAW – Funky Munky Tea House

The Funky Munky Tea House has a secret. I, only I, know that secret. There were two of us that knew the secret.

They say a secret is safe with two people as long as one of the two is dead. Poison. It's fast and efficient.

I use to own the Funky Monkey Tea House. My husband robbed a bank and we hid the money underneath the floor boards. Now, my husband is dead. Only I know the secret. Just me.

One of these nights, I will go in and quietly take my money. It is mine now. All mine.


Thank you TJ Paris for our photo prompt this week!

This is my 100 word submission for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. The challenge is fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

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89 thoughts on “FFfAW – Funky Munky Tea House

  1. Packs a great punch for 100 words. Perhaps you wanted to say “I use*d* to own the Funky Monkey Tea House ?

  2. She sounds quite psychopathic. I’m imagining her with bulging eyes rubbing her hands together as she formulates her plan to reclaim “her” money. Great story!

  3. Such a sly woman! I believe the tea house hides a secret beyond the money now. Gosh! I can imagine her sinister smile. She does sounds like a psychopath!! Well told, PJ. πŸ˜€

  4. This was priceless PJ, a woman can be ruthless when there’s a load of cash involved looks like. Each sentence had me running to the next….just the way flash fiction should grip me.

  5. Lesson learned…Never give a secret to another person, especially if it involves money! Her husband should have kept the secret to himself. His secret went to the grave with him, unlike hers….she is spending money and keeping the secret to herself. Great job on this, Joy!

  6. Uh-oh, seems like her husband didn’t realize what kind of person he was sharing that secret with! Although maybe she’ll go to get it and realize he had a secret of his own — would serve her right!

  7. I love your take on this PJ. Behind his wife’s character is hidden viciousness and greed. She’s disdainful of her husbands death, poisoned him, and isn’t sorry he is gone. Now, the money is hers, she candisappest, do whatever. It seems like for her this money is a ‘freedom’ to do what she likes and freedom from the secret. Yes I love that line it’s eerie but too often true: “Two can keep a secret of one of them is dead.”

    Great write!

  8. Oh PJ you are too funny and devious!! Good for you…was it in the tea? I bet it was…your “poor” trusting husband. Well you just had to poison him, what if he told!! Brilliant story! Such fun… πŸ™‚

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