The Body – Friday Fictioneers

AnElephantCant always be specific
But he finds being vague sometimes works
So when someone is dead
On the floor or in bed
It is very likely sweet Anja is the corpse

Once again it is Friday Fictioneer time.
Presented weekly by rampant Rochelle, please follow this link for some rollicking rumbustious recitals from readily raffish reporters.
But first pause to read some relative rubbish from AnElephant.
The idea is to write a very short story, circa 100 words, based on this picture prompt (below).
That’s it.

Copyright – Douglas M. MacIlroy

Copyright – Douglas M. MacIlroy

The Body

There is a body in the corner.
A girl, with what looks like a broken neck.
Forbes’ trademark style.
I can’t help her, so I ignore her.
I hear Forbes’ voice through the door to the living area.
Sounds like he is organising the clean up of this latest tantrum.
I push the door open, softly, slowly.
The phone goes down.
I pause.
Then hear the clink of glass.
He is preparing a drink.
No surprise there.
Johnny Walker on ice, I know.
I push the door open.
He turns, surprised.
I shoot him, twice.
That is my job.

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38 Responses to The Body – Friday Fictioneers

  1. elappleby says:

    Brilliant – i loved the drink in the middle – something very chilling about pouring a drink in those circumstances. And the last line ‘That’s my job.’ Great stuff.


  2. Nan Falkner says:

    This is a fun story and I love it! The hero takes care of the miserable murderer! Good for him. Good story! Thanks, Nan 🙂


  3. DCTdesigns says:

    Elephant- The cleaner. Too bad he wasn’t called in sooner to take care of Forbes. Then perhaps Anja would have been spared. Great story.


  4. Sorchia D says:

    That’s what he gets for putting ice in Scotch–even a blend. I bet he puts tap water in single malts, the cretin. Glad he’s been taken care of. Excellent contribution! I enjoyed it thoroughly!!


    • AnElephant welcomes his new visitor, he is always delighted to have a lovely lady bring him peanuts.
      He thanks her for her time and comments and is very happy that she had fun here.


  5. Lynda says:

    Been away from FF’s for awhile, Elephant. I sure picked a good day to come back. Great story!


  6. This is some nice, crisp action. Is he a mercenary or a vigilante? In any case, sounds like he’s taking out the bad guys.


  7. AnElephant, this really pulled me along. Well done! I’ll be careful not to cough.


  8. subroto says:

    Elephant deals out poetic justice
    Way beyond any apprentice
    I read this bright eyed
    Tis one I really enjoyed


  9. RoSy says:

    Not Forbes – It can’t be!
    LOL – I know…it’s all in good fun. 🙂


  10. Anja says:

    I need to keep up with not many ways I’ve been killed by you


  11. I can but echo what others have said so well before me. Just wondering what the job description for his job is. 🙂



  12. Whoa! This is incredible. Weird but cool twist at the end!


  13. Now that had me mesmerized from the first sentence, Mr Elephant. Great story.


  14. Well written. Another villain bites the dust. Good story.


  15. Adam Ickes says:

    Nice to see Anja isn’t on the chopping block this week. Must be cooking up something good for next week.


  16. emmylgant says:

    AnElephantCan clean out the bad guys!
    Je peux voir la scene entiere avec Billie Holiday en fond musical.
    Great set up and the Johny Walker touch is a beauty.
    Chapeau, comme d’habitude.


  17. Dear Elephant,

    For someone so adept at fluffy rhymes, you sure know how to back a wallop into your flash fictions. It’s what you do. Well done indeed!




  18. Justice dealt out with clinical precision – well paced and an enjoyable read 🙂


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