Drabble of the Week #41: The Killer

This week I’ve started a new promotion for our authors by running a Drabble of the Week. Each Monday I check to see which Drabble has received the most votes for the previous seven days and I will then promote that here on the blog, along with promoting it on the Drablr Twitter account, Facebook, and Tumblr pages.

When there is a tie in votes, I will tot up the Facebook/Twitter/Gooogle+ likes, and in the event there is still a tie, I will checkout the analytics to see which Drabble received the most page views.

So, without further ado…

The Killer by Bryan Thomas

“Murderer!” said ten-year-old Ian.

“I… I didn’t mean to… It just happened,” said nine-year-old Luke.

Ian scrutinised the victim. “Why, Luke? Why?”

“I don’t know… I… I just—”

“Just what?”

“I just didn’t think.”

“And now you’ve taken a life.”

“It… It was an accident, okay?”

“Luke, I was watching you, it was no accident.”

Luke lowered his head and looked at the floor.

“Let’s go, before someone finds the body,” said Ian, prising a rolled-up magazine out of Luke’s hand.

A fly lay motionless on the window ledge – all six legs in the air.

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