Friday Fictioneers – The Next Phase

Douglas M. MacIlroy

Photo courtesy – Douglas M. MacIlroy

The Next Phase

Word count – 99

Minutes after the photo was taken, Gary squeezed the life out of the bird and threw its body in the trash.

He was bored with animals.  Cats, gophers, and whatever wildlife he could get his hands on no longer satisfied him.  He stared out of the window, thinking of the children in his neighborhood; wondering at the logistics of pulling off such a crime.

The Lovely Bones, Gary recalled, depicted an exciting underground possibility.  With sly purpose, he withdrew a piece of paper from the nearby printer, thumbed the lead of a pencil, and proceeded to draw up plans.

 

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20 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – The Next Phase

  1. That’s well written and believable. Horrid theme for a story, though. I wonder what makes someone like that want to kill? And would we be able to prevent them even if we knew the answer? The writing is good, so I shall hope for a happier piece next week!

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