Sunday, February 10, 2019

He's dead, Jim.


PHOTO PROMPT © Luther Siler
This is a photo prompt from 2015


Blood was splattered everywhere, gruesome and dark.  But, there were no bodies. None. 

Detective Jim Fowler 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, Fowler was certain he had missed something.  But what?

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

Detective Jim Fowler shook his head.  “He’s back.  Rooster Man is back. Damn.”

This was posted in December 2015.  This was a photo prompt and had to be under 100 words and I have added some words since then.  Made some corrections and changes. Loved writing this.


43 comments:

  1. I thought it was Spongebob Squarepants. I really need to get new glasses.

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  2. my prompt would have been less dramatic, that is for sure!
    Sherry & jack (one rainy dark night in ?Florida!)

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    1. You never know, Jack. There might be a mad car killer.

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  3. Serial killers are some of the scariest people out there.

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    1. I used to watch Criminal Minds until I was too scared.

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  4. I wouldn't want to be cooped up with Rooster Man!

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  5. Oh No! Not Rooster Man. Lock up your chickens, girls.

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  6. Rooster Man is a cold blooded killer and needs to be apprehended asap.

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  7. Fowler is Rooster Man. You can't fowl me!

    God bless.

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    1. No, Det. Jim Fowler could be a cousin but he is on the 'catch Rooster Man' side!

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  8. Rooster Man.....lock your chickens up tonight.

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  9. The only Fowler is Ricky Fowler, the pro golfer. See ya Susan.


    Cruisin Paul

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    1. We live in Ricky's hometown, Murrieta CA. We love him.

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    2. That's wonderful. He's a great guy and I hope he'll win more golf tournaments. See ya.

      Cruisin Paul

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  10. Yikes, now I am going to have to think good thoughts before going to sleep tonight. That is the stuff of nightmares.
    Great job with that prompt.

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    1. Defending the Pen put that photo prompt up in 2015, I think.

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  11. Susan:
    Are they sure it's Rooster "man"?
    Could be another species who is running "afowl" of the law with this chickencide...(heh).

    Stay safe (and lock your coops) out there.

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  12. Rooster Man may want his own KFC

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  13. Wasn't Jim Fowler Marlin Perkins' partner?

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    1. Fried fish and chicken? Might be a good combo.

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  14. Rooster Man? Quite the moniker...

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    1. To go to prison as a serial killer named "Rooster Man" might make life rough.

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  15. Why did the chicken cross the road?

    To get away from the Rooster Man killer.

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  16. What great comments above. I can't think of anything to say other than good job, great story, wonderful comments by your blogger friends.

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    1. I love your posts! Your last one showed snow up in the high desert--We always were surprised when that happened.

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  17. really interesting dear Susan !

    last night watched movie "Hush" and now this rooster man frightened me

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    1. Heh heh. I refuse to watch scary movies anymore.

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  18. I enjoyed your post/story and enjoyed reading through everyone's comments too :)

    All the best Jan

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    1. It is fun to write such a story and pluck the feathers.

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