Sunday Photo Fiction: A Cut Above

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You can see the previous instalments of this story at the top under Fiction/Daniel’s Legacy: Dan’s Story

45 02 February 2nd 2014

A Cut Above

Dan walked into the morgue with two of his hands in his pockets. He nodded to Sianne, the female pathologist as she looked up at him.

She stood and motioned for Dan to follow her. Having known him since his days in the enforcers and now as a Private Investigator, Sianne always helped him when she could. “I can tell that, thankfully, he was already dead when his limbs were severed. He was stabbed in the back of the neck by something tiny. It killed him before he had a clue.”

Sianne moved her robot around and set the arm to hold the severed stump and zoom in on the wound. “You can see by the striations that this was done by a very sharp weapon. Okay Beagle, you can let go now.” The circular robot released its hold and moved back to its housing.

“Listen, Dan. I think you will need help on this. With how clean these were, I don’t think Dahlia’s father was the first. I think we have a serial killer.”

She put her hands in her pockets and watched Dan as he turned and walked out the door. Continuing to watch the door long after it closed.

20 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction: A Cut Above

  1. Reminds me of a refrigerator magnate I saw: a trample box of corn flakes…and the detectives declaring ‘Cereal Killer’ (so so sorry…but the pun was just there waiting). Good story!

  2. The first line confused me for a moment, then I realised, “Aaah, of course, it’s Dan.” I’m really enjoying this story, Alastair 🙂

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