Only someone so delightfully deviant could have picked such a hiding place. She stood with her arms crossed, head tilted as she examined the strange stuffed animal. It was a melange of a zebra, elephant, giraffe, and god knows what else. The laughter of the children wafted through the trees.
She knelt down on the grass where it gazed innocently up at her with glass eyes. She pulled the knife from her belt. Puffs of white cotton innards blew across the grass as she pocketed the vial. He promised it would work this time, and he’d better be right.
a particularly unusual Friday Fictioneers challenge
image by EL Appleby
26 thoughts on “Stuffed”
cool story. May I re-blog it?
Of course! Glad you liked it and thanks for stopping by.
Reblogged this on Byte-Size Fiction.
An intriguing story with just enough told to get us interested and not quite enough that we don’t have to imagine for ourselves.
Thanks for reading! I happen to like the open ended Friday Fictioneers pieces, so I’m glad it worked.
Merci du compliment, UnElephant!
Delightfully deviant. I like that.
I honestly didn’t see that ending coming. Wonderfully crafted.
I hope whatever’s in the vial works, seeing as she’s murdered poor Gireletizelion for it! A very original and intriguing take on the prompt.
a nice little opening – you leave us wondering which is always good!
Thank you for reading, glad you enjoyed it!
I knew I shouldn’t have read any before I considered writing! You took the only idea I had! I think I’m staying out of it this week.
Great minds! I honestly thought of something more gruesome later, but I had already posted etc. Save your genius for next week (not that you are in any danger of running out!)
He’d better be right or he’ll be stuffed into that animal next, I think. Randy
I love the idea of a vial of stuffing. It’s seems quite meta, somehow. This has the right balance of dark and playful. 🙂
Great story – full of intrigue!
Doesn’t matter what the vial is… one clever hiding spot, for sure. Another ending might have been that it was booby-trapped, but one does what one can with 100 words, right?
Well the vial could be poisoned…a sort of booby trap? We may never know! And yes, 100 words kept the stuffed animal murder tidy. It could have been much worse for the giraphelebrion.
Mine has strippers. I win.
Strippers are the trump card, I see. What’s the Tarot equivalent for that??
Well, The Lovers has full frontal nudity, as does The Devil.
This is true…I suppose those will have to work
Ah that was quite a mystery remaining to be told… Love that.