neelwrites/allstone,nobone/FridayFictioneers/crime/detectivechackocrimefictioinseries/storystarter/10/10/2018

Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).

To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

12 October 2018

ALL STONE, NO BONE

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

By Neel Anil Panicker

“So, this is where you bury them, right?”

Looking straight into the eyes of Detective Chacko, the man replied, his voice a whisper, “No, I don’t bury them. I just bring them here. They bury themselves.”

“They do what?”

An eerie silence followed.

Despite it being a freezing winter evening, Chacko found himself sweating like a pig.

A part of him wanted desperately to rush out of the stone house that stood like a sore thumb, jarring the imprint of an otherwise sleepy corner village.

“I skin them alive; then watch them die. Saves me the burials.”

Instantaneously, Chacko puked.

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16 thoughts on “neelwrites/allstone,nobone/FridayFictioneers/crime/detectivechackocrimefictioinseries/storystarter/10/10/2018

  1. Ghastly, but also confusing, Neel.
    I don’t understand how they bury themselves.

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    1. Dear Ceayr, Thanks for the comments. I am glad you appreciated my story. As for the “they bury themselves’ remember, it’s a crazed serial killer boats, boasts, speaking out, in a nonchalant manner.

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      1. And that clarifies things? I am even more confused now.

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  2. How awful. The manner of death is horrible, and to enjoy watching it is beyond imagination.

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  3. Dear Neel,

    Grisly little story. Kind of had me wanting to puke, too…but in a good way. 😉 Like CE, though I’m confused as to how they bury themselves.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Dear Rochelle, I am glad you appreciated my story. As for the “they bury themselves’ remember, it’s a crazed serial killer boats, peaking out, in a nonchalant manner.

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      1. This really doesn’t clarify anything.

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  4. It might take me a while to get this image out of my mind.

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  5. A crazed serial killer speaks incoherently and speaks in hyperbole. Therefore, he talks about burying and burials.

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  6. Eww. You paint a grisly picture. Congrats.

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  7. This week’s prompt has brought me two skinnings alive so far – I am keeping score now. Neel, that story was truly shocking.

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  8. Jelli

    ouuu, yucky! Just reading it makes my stomach turn. Good writing!

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  9. Ooh that paints a grisly picture. I am feeling Chacko’s emotions right now.

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  10. Very grisly! Great job.

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  11. A gruesome tale, I too want to puke but that speaks to how well you write the piece. =)

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