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Many of you will remember this prompt. It’s one of my first as Friday Fictioneers Fairy Blog Mother. This week I feel the need to direct my writing energy to another project so I’m falling back on a re-run. It’s one of my favorite photos and stories from nearly four years ago. Looking back on the link from that prompt I see that quite a few of you wrote stories for it. Thank you for sticking with it.❤ Feel free to take a break or write another story.
Genre: (hopefully not) Realistic Fiction
Word Count: 100
A WELL-ORDERED LIFE
Prototypical milquetoast, Benjamin Parker wore bow ties and kept to himself.
Three days of no-call, no-show to work passed before anyone missed him enough to call the police.
When we broke into his immaculate apartment we found his pajama-clad body in bed. There were no signs of foul play.
Jars filled with things like batteries, safety pins, wine corks and matchbooks lined cabinets and counter-tops.
“Quite the collector. Wonder if he jarred his tidy whities.” I flung open the closet door and choked. “What the—?”
In single file on the top shelf human heads floated in name-tagged gallon jars.
This coming Sunday, March 6, I’ll be interviewed on local TV at 7:50 AM CST. It will be streamed live here. Click the red new button and then “Live Streaming.”
And for your listening pleasure.