Stupid nosy neighbour! A pox on him and his dumb cell phone! A person can’t leave their kitchen curtains open these days!
He showed me the video yesterday. Clear as day, with me using my magic pendant while chatting with Percy, my talking puce-coloured carp. I tried to laugh it off, but conjuring a shower of gold from thin air is hard to explain.
The weasel threatened to sell the video to the tabloids if I don’t cut him in on the wealth. I may have to pay him off, unless I can get him to drink this poisoned tonic.
Your story may be serious or lighthearted or as silly as you like just so long as it is 100 words or less and written for the following prompt:
For years you have been guarding a secret but perhaps not well enough because someone is threatening to take that secret to the tabloids. Tell us about it, and, if possible, use one or more of the following words: puce, carp, tonic, pendant