31 Days of Shocktober Drabbles: Skin & Bone, Pt. 2

Randee Dawn
Oct 29 · 1 min read
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“I’ll get the electric chair,” Mrs. Carroll gasped. She unclenched her hands, which seconds earlier had planted a knife in her husband’s neck. Now he lay sprawled on the blood-soaked patio.

Bonesy, the life-sized plastic skeleton, had only planned to ask for basic accommodations for his fellow yard decorations — requests Mr. Carroll had always refused.

But the rules had changed. An idea formed in Bonesy’s brain-free skull and he beckoned over Lester, the illuminated gravedigger in the yard’s western corner. “Mrs. Carroll,” he drawled. “Perhaps we can come to a mutually-beneficial arrangement?”

Startled, she blinked up at him.

And nodded.

Day 29 of 31: 100-word Drabbles. Find Part 1 here!

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