FLASH FICTION FRIDAY ~The Artist’s Method~

Posted: August 19, 2015 in Uncategorized
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FFF Prompt demolition-4

Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for all her work and organization. You can visit her site and read through the other Flash Fiction postings at:


For those who are new, Rochelle shares a photo prompt to which several #FridayFictioneers compose a 100-word flash of fiction.

Come, celebrate with the birthday boy.

Here’s my contribution:

The Artist’s Method

The crimson plume had nearly scorched off Oscar’s face. He rubbed thumb and forefinger across his brow and giggled.

I’ve been a naughty boy!

He peeked above the parapet as sirens warbled. Oscar was so excited he thought he might pee himself, so he twisted it closed. And giggled again. He thought about the mother screaming when she found her bound daughter. Oscar had smashed her head with of all things a frying pan, blew out the pilot and turned on the burners, then quickly lit a birthday candle on the far end of the apartment before making his wish.


  1. This is one of the most chilling murder portrait’s I have read in a long time…. Well done

  2. gahlearner says:

    Yikes! And I mean that in an admiring way. Calling what he did art makes this extra spine-chilling. Great story!

  3. ceayr says:

    Powerful piece of writing.
    Great portrait of a psychopath.

  4. Dale says:

    Shudder… why must they take such glee in their horrendous acts?

  5. gravadee says:

    A very different approch to the prompt

  6. Dear JK,

    A well written portrait of a Narcissist/psychopath.



  7. I don’t care much for this guy.
    Hope i never run into him!

  8. He is one sick boy! Great story!

  9. Dave says:

    Those whales are psychopaths, I told ya’ll, I told yuh!

  10. Margaret says:

    Disturbing. Brilliantly conceived character, and wonderful use of details to build the story.

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