One Minute Fiction — A Dead Giveaway

“Did you take care of it?” Dave asked Butch as they were approaching Butch’s house.

“Yeah,” Butch said. “I told you I’d take care of it and I took care of it. Whaddya think, I don’t know what I’m doing? I know what I’m doing, dammit.”

“You sure, Butch, that you buried the body where no one will ever find it?” Dave asked.

“Absofuckinglutely, Boss,” Butch said. “No one will ever find that body.”

Standing on the sidewalk directly in front of Butch’s house, Dave said, “You buried it in the front yard of your house, didn’t you, Butch?”

“Yeah, I did, Boss. How’d you know?” Butch asked.

Dave pointed to a spot on the grass about halfway between the house’s front porch and the sidewalk. “I think the vic’s hand sticking up in the grass is a dead giveaway, Butch.”

Written for Cyranny’s One Minute Fiction prompt, where she shares one of her photos and asks us to type our whole story in a minute or less.

23 thoughts on “One Minute Fiction — A Dead Giveaway

  1. Nope, Not Pam November 3, 2022 / 3:34 am

    Brighter than your average bear boo boo

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  2. Ron. November 3, 2022 / 3:45 am

    Yup. I buried him alright. Now, tell me bout the rabbits, George…

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  3. donmatthewspoetry November 3, 2022 / 5:37 am

    I cut off his hand boss
    Done stuck it in grass
    To mislead the cops
    The dog ate the rest

    I not dumb boss….

    Gawd……how come this didn’t go to spam Fan?

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    • Fandango November 3, 2022 / 9:45 pm

      Good question. I’ll have to reach out to the Helpless Engineers to look into this.


      • donmatthewspoetry November 4, 2022 / 12:37 am

        You might get better luck with them than the Happiness Engineers…….

        We can’t have sordid stuff like this creeping our sites……

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    • Fandango November 3, 2022 / 9:47 pm

      You’re welcome, Jim, but credit goes to Cyranny for the funny photo.

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  4. Bulbul November 3, 2022 / 9:23 am

    The giveaway was dead alright!! 😉

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    • Fandango November 3, 2022 / 10:03 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it.


  5. Gr8BigFun November 3, 2022 / 4:52 pm

    Maybe the problem wasn’t Butch’s burial, maybe Dave was an inept killer!

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    • Fandango November 3, 2022 / 10:11 pm

      That could be. Maybe the “dead” body tried to claw his way out of a shallow grave. It could happen!


  6. leigha66 November 12, 2022 / 9:40 pm

    A candidate for the world’s dumbest criminals!

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  7. Forestwood November 21, 2022 / 3:52 pm

    Oh dear, if it was Halloween, he might have gotten away with it.

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