Inspiration – Friday Fictioneers – 02/01/13

It’s time once for Friday Fictioneers, brought to you by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Our wonderful photo is courtesy of Claire Fuller.

It’s a beautiful, sunny day in California, so I’m not quite sure what inspired this story.

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Genre: Horror/99 words

Copyright-Claire Fuller

Inspiration

It was just as he remembered them with their heads resting upon each other, his outstretched fingers patting her hair as blood spilled onto the floor into a sticky red pool. He met the same fate in a moment’s time with a slash to the jugular.

When he began sculpting, he arranged them in this exact positioning, although he fought the temptation to try a more pleasing design. They at least had earned this much and deserved the dignity of the memory of their death together.

His art required precision, carving the details into his chosen subjects for eternity.

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70 thoughts on “Inspiration – Friday Fictioneers – 02/01/13

  1. Gruesome. That’s not modelling from life, but from death. I liked it. I wondered though whether the use of ‘he’ and ‘his’ for the sculptor and one of the victims confused things a little bit? “It was just as he remembered them with their heads resting upon each other, his outstretched fingers…” but maybe it was just me.

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    1. Thanks, Claire. With two characters being “he,” you’re probably right. Maybe I chould have named the main character. Maybe that would help. I appreciate your feedback. Thanks! I really love your sculpture, too. It didn’t really make me of death. It’s really quite beautiful.

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  2. Wow, good job. That is pretty macabre. I saw you listed it as horror and got very interested. πŸ™‚ It works especially well with the pictures, since the sculpture looks a bit like the faces of corpses.

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      1. Yikes… I’ve quit… for now.. I’ve really got to figure out where to do this (one of the few things that bothers me about living in an apartment is bothering everyone else). I FINALLY get started and it’s SO LOUD!!! *sigh*
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      2. Hmm…sounds like it might be a tad loud. Yikes. A studio perhaps?? Who has an extra garage you know? Anyone? You could use my garage, but I’m not sure how that would work out for you…sigh!

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  3. a minor thing: in this exact positioning although he fought . should be a comma after “positioning.” but i love the creepiness of what they deserve after the slaughter.

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      1. Nah…you do what you can, Rich! I wouldn’t worry about it. I know people will still love hearing from you. My theory is there no such thing as being late on the blog. That’s truly what I feel. So, there.

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