365 Writing Prompts: What a Twist

Tell us a story fiction non fiction– with a twist we can’t see coming.

An old man knocked on the door of two innocent women,”let me in he said, I can tell what lies in the future for you both.”

They were mother and her daughter, the mother a pious woman always prayed and wished well for her children.

Hearing this the mother was delighted, she invited him to have supper with them. The man gleefully accepted the invitation.

Mother prepared the most scrumptious food for him. The man while eating praised her cooking skill, the woman was overjoyed and was hesitant to ask him about their future.

Meanwhile after supper he invited himself to spend the night in their house, he promised both mother and daughter he’d tell them in detail about their future.

He slept well and kept thanking his hosts how much he enjoyed the food and  rest at night.

He then asked for some time to put his thoughts together before he could give them the good news about their future. Morning turned into afternoon the man was still thinking over. The mother was tired and anxious,but had to wait, she knew she could not disturb the man.

Early evening there was a knock on the door, the daughter opened the door there were two policemen standing outside inquiring about some stranger who was taking advantage of innocent people, she froze when she heard this, could this be the man they’ve invited in their house.

The policemen asked permission to come in, the old man was still buried in his thoughts, suddenly he heard someone saying, “Alex what are you doing here, you’re supposed to look for the crook?”

Alex was stunned, he didn’t expect to be caught by his colleagues!

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