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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