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.
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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