The Holiday – Flash Fiction

AnElephantCant forget his USA trip
He visits there just a year or two ago
Of all the wonderful places
Where he meets smiling faces
The old hippy best loves San Francisco

AnElephant is invited by the lovely, and Priceless, Joy to write a piece of Flash Fiction for her challenge, here.
The inspiration comes from the photo provided, below.

Copyright Vanessa Rodriguez

Copyright Vanessa Rodriguez

The Holiday

The whole city seems to be in a state of terror.
There have been five brutal and apparently unconnected murders in only three weeks.
The savagery of the killings is what most people find so horrific.
Three women and two men, their ages ranging from just nineteen through to forty six, stabbed, slashed and hacked to death.
Each attack appears more frenzied than the previous.
The police are struggling to find any link between the victims.
The local press is fanning the flames of panic, suggesting that the killer, christened the San Fran Slasher, will continue his butchery until he is caught.
This is not true.
I go back to France on Monday.

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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26 Responses to The Holiday – Flash Fiction

  1. Me quedo con esto:
    El porvenir de un hijo es siempre obra de su madre – Napoleón :
    ) Gracias por el artículo!

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  2. Sounds like we’ll need Dr. Hannibal Lecter’s help for this one!

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  3. AnElephant, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for submitting your story for FFfAW weekly writers’ group. You are an excellent writer and I love reading your stories. I really hope you will continue to participate in this weekly writing challenge. Your presence is very much appreciated! ((Hugs!!)) PJ

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  4. Creatopath says:

    Whoa, that was freaky! Great twist at the end.

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  5. Mélanie says:

    I do miss Frisco… ❤ very close relatives will settle over there in May… 🙂

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  6. luckyjc007 says:

    Wow! I think I would not wait until Monday! Great story!

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  7. Susan Langer says:

    Quite a story there., Creepy way to end it. I liked it.

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  8. milliethom says:

    A very eventful holiday for this slasher, I think! Perhaps his stabbing and hacking spree will catch him out before he leaves the country … perhaps not. Will he continue once he gets back to France, I wonder? Well told. 🙂

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  9. Tastyniblets says:

    nicely done – a serial killer on the loose!

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  10. Wow, excellent terror story. Maybe the FBI will catch up with him before he gets to the airport? (Hopefully!) Welcome to FFfAW! We are happy to have you join us. We hope you enjoy our challenge and will continue to participate. Meanwhile, back to the hunt for the killer….. 😉

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