The Apprenticeship of a serial killer

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PHOTO PROMPT © Danny Bowman

He took her to his private place

in a wooded area;

he sedated her so she could not move.

He undressed her, ripping her clothing.

He forced her to watch as he plunged the knife deep into her bare stomach.

she didn’t last long, in minutes she was gone.

He came twice.

Luckily the soil was easy to dig.

He lay her in a shallow grave

and prayed for her soul.

This life he learned

from his father;

who would be proud like no other

if his boy’s first victim were not

his very own mother.

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

this creepy little tale is my take on this week’s photo prompt on Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers.

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30 thoughts on “The Apprenticeship of a serial killer

  1. The CW had a limited TV series in 2016-17 based on a 2000 movie called Frequency. Basically, a freak accident allows a 1996 NYPD homicide detective Frank Sullivan to use his Ham radio to communicate with his daughter Raimy in 2016. Raimy is also a homicide detective and they end up investigating the same serial killer across two decades, one who, from Raimy’s point of view, murdered her mother, but from Frank’s point of view hasn’t done so yet.

    The reason I’m mentioning it here is that in 1996, it’s one serial killer but in 2016, his son has picked up the mantle. I’m sorry the show was cancelled because it was tough, dark, gritty, and compelling.

  2. Your comment will go down in history as the best/worst comment ever. Thanks for reading, didn’t mean to repulse you, just had to write what was in my head. I promise my next story will be an easier read.

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