Thursday, December 10, 2015

He's Back: less than 100 words

  

PHOTO PROMPT © Luther Siler
He's back.
A brutal scene greeted Det. James.  Blood splattered everywhere, gruesome and dark.  But, there were no bodies. None. 

Det. James and Forensics scoured the house, gathering bits of evidence.  But, still there was nothing, no clues at all.  Packing up and walking out the door, Det. James was certain he had missed something.  But what?

Something from the patio caught his eyes.  Turning around, James saw the carcass of a bright yellow rooster.  Feathers littered the patio, a patch of yellow around the dead fowl.


Det. James shook his head.  “He’s back.  Rooster Man is back. Damn.”



This post is a stab at a story under 100 words.  Go to this site, to see other stories.

22 comments:

  1. A 'stab' at it? Rooster Man may have also been a slasher...
    A very successful stab. Very short stories are so hard to get right.

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    1. Short stories are challenging, have to get the right words. I enjoyed.

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  2. Rooster Man? I want to know more about Rooster Man!

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    1. Wouldn't this be a great story to continue? All in short segments?

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    1. At least at this house, Rooster Man returned to his life of mayhem.

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    1. I'll have to contact Marvel Comics, maybe.

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  5. Dear Susan,

    Welcome to Friday Fictioneers. It sounds like a bit of fowl play is afoot in your story. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks, Rochelle! I love the challenge of limited # of words.

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    1. It seemed to be a good evil name. I was terrified by a rooster when I was 2 years old. TER-RI-FIDE.

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  7. Hey Susan,

    What a fowl posting! Not one to duck the issue or chicken out when it comes to the Rooster Man, a real rooster booster...

    Gary

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    1. Rooster booster, hmmmm. Clever punster, you.

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  8. Oh, what a hoot! Or, should I say a cluck. Nice one!

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    1. Good to see your name!! I wonder if the clucking will reveal where Rooster Man is hiding?

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  9. Nice job.You conquered this assignment like a rooster reporter.

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  10. One should known never to trust Rooster Man once he's had his booster!!!

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    1. Rooster Man must have a clutch of fellow villains?

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!