Little Piggies – Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction.
She sets the weekly challenge, and the standard.
Today’s photo is by Sandra Crook, perhaps the writer I most admire of all the Fictioneers, always worth reading.
I remember the story I wrote for this last time, and quite like it, but for some reason a whole different idea popped into my head this morning.
So I wrote it down.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on the picture, below.

Copyright Sandra Crook

Copyright Sandra Crook


Little Piggies

This little piggy went to market…
I remember squealing in excitement, in glee, in almost fearful anticipation, as my mother nibbled my toes, and recited that rhyme.
Among the happiest of my childhood memories.
One of very few, actually.
This little piggy stayed at home…
After she was gone things were very different.
I spent most of the time locked in my room after new mummy screamed at me.
Maybe that is why I am so strange now.
Why I take children home.
Why I cut off their toes.
Why I eat them.
This little piggy had roast beef…

About ceayr

A Scot who has discovered Paradise in a small town he calls Medville on the Côte d'Azur, C.E. Ayr has spent a large part of his life in the West of Scotland and a large part elsewhere. His first job was selling programmes at his local football club and he has since tried 73 other career paths, the longest being in IT, with varying degrees of success. He is somewhat nomadic, fairly irresponsible and, according to his darling daughter, a bit random.
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60 Responses to Little Piggies – Friday Fictioneers

  1. mickwynn2013 says:

    Nice cute build up that lulls the reader into a comfortable place before a wicked killer line. I liked it

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  2. wmqcolby says:

    Hahahahaha! Oh that was BRUTAL. Dark humor at its finest.

    Great job, C.E.

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    • ceayr says:

      Thank you for your kind comments, but I have to ask, are you off your medication again?
      I love how some readers react with horror and others, like your good self, burst into laughter.

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      • wmqcolby says:

        Medication? What medication?

        It’s just that I pay attention to the way the story presents itself as opposed to the content. I know when it “works” and when it doesn’t. This worked, so it gets a laugh of approval, meaning you did great. Also, your rather bizarre sense of humor has always been appreciated.

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  3. I love how the cute childhood memory so quickly turned sour, and turned to an ending truly uncomfortable to read. You changed the mood very well and wrote so much story in a few words. Great stuff

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  4. mjlstories says:

    Now I do remember my mum blowing raspberries on my feet – after that your little tale diverges somewhat from my experience (and hopefully yours too).

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  5. Oh, C.E., that’s a ghastly ending twist. I should have known. That’s anything but a butterfly or rainbow. Good writing, though. O_o — Suzanne

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  6. gahlearner says:

    A heart-felt Ugh from me here, too. And hearing you read it, so matter-of-factly, almost chipper: great fun. It’s not my genre, but I can enjoy it in tiny doses.

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  7. mandibelle16 says:

    Ugh, was not expecting such a gross and terrifying ending. This one is vivid and terrifying even fir your fiction. Hannibal meets some horror story. Great writing though CE 🙂

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  8. Good grief! Shocking! I was feeling all warm inside at the beginning, but the twist at the end blew that away!

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  9. Oh what adults can do to twist a young one’s mind….

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  10. Lynn Love says:

    Wow! Did not expect that. You dark, dark man 🙂 Reminded me of Red Dragon, the first Hannibal Lecter book. The killer in that had a very disturbed upbringing too. Dark, devilish but terrifically well done

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  11. Oh this made my stomach roll – but I liked it!

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  12. Yikes!
    He is one unhappy adult.

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  13. Backhanded way of avenging himself!

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  14. Looks like a backhanded way of revenging himself!

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  15. It looks like backhanded way of revenging yourself!

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  16. Sandra says:

    Hell’s bells man, you had me squirming with that one. And such a poignant memory too, having your toes nibbled. It borders on the excruciating, much like the sting in the tail of your piece. Good one, CE.

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  17. Wow! This is one of my favourite FF stories yet! Disturbing and brilliant. You sir, are a master.

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  18. Dear C.E.

    This one is high on the cringe-o-meter. Very well done. Guess you could say it curled my toes.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  19. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Sir,

    This is one of your best. A smart, wicked, perfectly realized life story neatly wrapped in butcher’s paper.

    Yours,

    Doug

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  20. Dahlia says:

    I am not quite sure if I ‘like’ this pretty horrifying and likely to haunt me for quite a while…

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  21. This was most likely your most chilling story to date… love the reading and those nibbling of toes and the terror of what a nursery rhyme can bring.

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  22. michael1148humphris says:

    That little piggy had better watch out, inspector Johnson’s on his case.🙂

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  23. Graham Lawrence says:

    Another surprising end chillingly executed.

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  24. OMG, from light to darkness in just few words. Terrifyingly well done.

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  25. Awww…he’s happiest when he is eating little toes, just like his mommy used to do.
    Wait…what? :0)

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  26. neilmacdon says:

    Yowzers! Black humour or what?

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