Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Story Challenge: Hammer Horror

Every Friday authors from around the world gather around the virtual fireside of fellow WordPress blogger Rochelle Wisoff to shareFriday Fictioneers Photo Prompt 19 July 2013 Bicycle by Anelepantcant flash fiction stories, of any genre, of 100 words and exchange constructive criticism.  The only other link between the stories, aside from the word limit, is that they’re inspired by a photograph, which changes every week. You don’t have to write a story to comment. Readers’ comments are also welcome.

This week’s photo has been provided by Anelephantcant

Hammer Horror

 “Drunk again? If I’d a woman like Nancy, Bill, I’d hammer her”.

It was old Fagin, last straggler from the village pub. Nancy’s arm began to slide from around Bill’s neck. He grabbed it back.

What genius, to have wheeled the bitch’s corpse through the closing time crowd!  She was regularly pissed. It looked like he was wheeling her drunken carcass home as usual.

Next day, he took the bike to town, left it easily pinchable, walked away.

The violent nudge was the bike, wheeling itself. It bullied him back to Nancy’s corpse, bloody red tyre tracks marking the route.

(c) Ann Isik 2013
100 words

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18 Responses to Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Story Challenge: Hammer Horror

  1. Poetic justice made 😉


  2. Wow! That was a horror story. I loved the arm sliding from his neck. I had to read the beginning again to realise it wasn’t aversion and a live Nancy removing her arm. Fantastic take on the prompt.


  3. Dear Ann,

    What an interesting twist (Oliver, that is). Nice one.




  4. Sandra says:

    Nice twist on Dickens there. And the idea of the bike bullying him back to the corpse is quite gripping. Nicely done.


  5. marymtf says:

    That last night gave me the chills, Ann, just like Sykes’ dog did in ‘Olvier’, I like Dickens, but chose not to read Oliver Twist.


  6. Joe Owens says:

    I am glad he did not get away with it.


    • annisik51 says:

      No way. Drunk or not, it was not his right to take the life of his ‘woman’. He was a nasty piece of work anyway and drove the poor girl to alcohol!


  7. troy P. says:

    What an enjoyable read, concerning a thoroughly distasteful subject!


  8. Rumbled by the bike! Good for the bike.



  9. Gabriella says:

    Ah, murder! Cleverly built and written, with poetic justice at the end!


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