Fifty-Word Story: Rice

Written By Poet Rummager

Jessie sat upright on the chair. I didn’t want to stand by him.

“He’s your brother, Mary. Do as I ask.”

“Dad, Jessie’s got rice on his face!”

“It’s okay. We’re gonna take one picture.”

Jessie didn’t complain, but the rice on his skin started moving. He smelled bad, too.

 

 

Deadly Fact

Photographing deceased relatives was a common practice during the Victorian era. Portraits used to be prohibitively expensive—many people could only afford to purchase a portrait once in their lifetime. Portraits honored the deceased and helped the living manage their turmoil, or grief. 

 

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About Dead Donovan (178 Articles)
You look a little pale....oh!...forgive me! My name is Dead Donovan. SlasherMonster is devoted to the dissection of horrific material: articles, short-stories, poems, photography, graphic art -- the stuff that makes your heart shrivel.

16 Comments on Fifty-Word Story: Rice

  1. Eeeek! Twenty minutes later, those maggots are gonna be hungry again.
    You don’t get much better for fifty words of horror than that. Great graphic, too.

    Liked by 5 people

  2. Your creativity aimed a spotlight inside the dark cellar of history.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Such a deadly picture your story unveils, and with a fittingly foul finale. Maggots seem to be running rampant lately.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. That was wickedly gruesome Rose.
    Loved it. 😃

    Liked by 3 people

  5. Love it! Ha, ha. They sound like a tight knit family.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Ew, horror
    Sure has
    Its own splendor 🙂

    Like

  7. Rice! Of course. Best opening sentences for a culinary fiction book ever.

    Liked by 1 person

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