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Friday Fictioneers ~ The Loan shark

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly blog link-up based on a photo prompt. The Challenge – write a one hundred word story inspired by the picture that has a beginning, middle, and end. (No one will be ostracized for going a few words over the count.) The Key – make every word count. Up to the challenge? Join in!


PHOTO PROMPT– Copyright – Douglas M. MacIlroy


by John Yeo

The taste of power and control is irresistible. The predators will always seek new prey to satisfy their lust. The loan-shark wove his net very densely and succinctly to tempt his clients. His velvet silky tone masked the danger. “Let me help you” he smiled as he invited his unsuspecting clients into his web of debt. I can help you to be free from care and worry. He then proceeded to suck the life-blood from his prey, slowly drawing the matter out with his professional fangs, slowly feeding from the unwitting, unwilling carcass of a once living, breathing, trusting entity.

100 words ~ In response to a prompt on ~ http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com

Written by John Yeo © All rights reserved

10 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers ~ The Loan shark

    • “No mercy”~A very apt and a wonderful description Lyn ~ I feel sorry and very sad for people who are so desperate they need to resort to swimming with loan sharks

  1. A loan shark is like a spider – very apt connection. I like how you show their lure -to be free of debt and worry is a great drawcard for those who are perhaps in desparate situations.

    • I agree Margaret, credit is so easy to obtain anyway~The debt mountain gets higher and some unthinking irresponsible people are caught in the web spun by these criminals ~

    • Fortunately ~ I wrote this from imagination and newspaper reports. We have never come into contact with these alleged leeches either~ Thanks for your resonse Suzanne ~ I am glad you enjoyed this.

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