The Cover Up

Eggshell then Aspen Leaf. Washington Apple to Cottage White. Nothing worked. Everywhere he looked he saw her. The Tango Red of their first anniversary. The Sapphire tears of their first fight. Life happened within these walls and each coat told a different story. A story with infinite endings but the same beginning: Once upon a time a young man and young woman met in Artistic Expression offered through the local community college. As he opened the can of Brilliant Sunshine he prayed that this time, this ending, would stay hidden for good. Her blood was so difficult to hide.

This 99-word short was written for and inspired by the Flash Fiction Challenge over at the Carrot Ranch. Stop by today and read other works the prompt inspired.