Killing- #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

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I never thought killing would come to me quite that easily.

It began as a hobby, during the Summer. Started so innocently too. I just lost my temper when I heard Spike barking his head off next door. Nobody was home so I just walked over there and shot the dog through the screen door.

The barking stopped but the taste of blood was tantalising! I decided I would do it again. The very next day, a skunk wandered into the yard. He didn’t get a chance to blink when my gun went off. That stench will hang around for a while though. Took quite a bit of cleaning too!

From there, an animal a week didn’t seem out of place. I fancy myself a vigilante of sorts. All those annoying creatures, out to disturb someone’s peace, well, they’ve got it coming now.

I suppose I should feel some remorse. What do you think?

Dennis looked up, smiling at Marianne.

Marianne stopped in mid-stride, cocked her head to one side and said, ‘Hmm, it’s not bad. But I would rewrite that last line. It takes the edge off the rest of the piece.’

Dennis reviewed the excerptΒ and nodded. “Yes, I think the killer should be ruthless. Thank you, my dear!”


A-Z Challenge 2015

My theme for the Challenge this year is

Alternate Angles

A2Z-BADGE-000 [2015] - Life is Good

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52 thoughts on “Killing- #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

  1. Those were some really gory scenes you made me visualize. This was a twist I was happy about, though I did not guess this one.
    P.S. If I remember correctly, there is a sequel in L. Kindly remember that we all love happy endings. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›

  2. Hahaha! I agree with Marianne. That last line did seem out of place! πŸ˜€
    So relieved to know that nobody was really killing all those poor animals!

  3. God, S, I was wondering whether I should continue reading such a gruesome account! πŸ™‚ (esp. as I have one of ‘those’ poor babies at home, and can’t stand reading such gory tales).But, at the end, was relieved….:-) You are the best – you know that? <3

  4. I was like Laurel and relieved that no animals really got killed and that it was a story within the story. I did have to wonder about the state of mind of Marianne and Dennis though. Marianne seemed very blase about it all. Wouldn’t she worry about Dennis being disturbed? Hope he only writes about being a killer and doesn’t act on it. Poor Spike! Sniff! Good sinister writing. I like how you experiment with different types of stories, Shailaja. I like doing that, too, like that poem that I wrote the other day where the shepherd murdered the princess. Usually I prefer happy endings but that character was too jealous and full of rage to let her get away.

    1. I know. I did wonder how the post would go over with animal lovers but realised that is the beauty of poetic license and fictionalising the threads in my mind. Yes, I am trying to tread some dark waters just to see the response that it gets. Thank you, Cat πŸ™‚

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