6 Feet Under

Friday Fictioneers!

Every week, we get a chance to write a 100-word story about the photo prompt shared by Rochelle. This week, it seems that we have a photo taken from her own collection. Check more takes on the prompt why clicking here.

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Old Rick wanted the farm to be ready for sowing by next month. He always wanted a small vegetable farm. When this guy was willing to give his for a steal, Rick grabbed the opportunity. So what if the guy seemed a little shady, who doesn’t have a few skeletons in their closet!

Rick called the police and told them what he found when he dug the ground. Apparently, that guy did not believe in putting the skeletons in closets. After the call, Rick started crying. 20 years ago, his teenage son was last seen playing around this farm.


(98 words)

33 thoughts on “6 Feet Under

  1. Dear Shivam,

    Oh what a heart-breaking discovery. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Right. I’ve heard there was actually a case like this. When a lot of dead bodies were found in someone’s backyard.

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  2. A hidden tragedy revealed.

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    1. And a very painful one. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. What a terrible scenario!

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    1. It is! More terrible is the fact that such people do exist who indulge in such killing spree to satisfy the demon inside them.

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  4. That is the cruelest twist of fate…

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    1. I agree. Rick must be cursing his fate. But atleast there is a chance that now he’ll get to Bury his son.

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  5. We both found bodies buried, but what a terribly sad thing to find your own son… I would go running after the seller with the shovel I think

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    1. I think I would too. A child’s death is the worst blow. Thanks for reading!

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  6. I almost hate to like this, except it’s really well done. What an awful ending twist!

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    1. Glad you liked it Christine😊 I always try to go for twist ending as I love them the most.

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  7. Well written, Shivam! 🙂
    Gruesome twist!

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    1. Thanks! I was going to end it at bodies in the ground. But I thought better to take it up a notch an make it personal to Rick.

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  8. Very nicely written and it is heart breaking!! The twists you create are just too good…

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  9. Oh my goodness! You slayed me with that last line. Totally unexpected and brilliantly done!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  10. Heartbreaking, and well-told story.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

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  11. Oh, such a sad story, but beautifully told.

    Click to read my FriFic tale

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    1. Thanks Keith. Thanks for reading and commenting. 😊

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  12. Sad and unexpected. Well done.

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  13. Heartbreakingly sad … well written.
    Isadora 😎

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  14. What a clever piece of writing! I love how you write “Apparently, that guy did not believe in putting the skeletons in closets.” Aha! I said to myself. Nice witty line. I smiled. Then you hit me with the last line. The humour both disguised and emphasised the horror of your twist.
    Well done!

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    1. I can’t tell you how glad I am that you liked it so much. I love ending with twists but it do not always go the way I want. I’m happy it worked this time. Thanks!

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