(Photo Credit: Crispina Kemp)
When the body was fished out of the tranquil and still water, it was a godawful sight. Bloated, decomposed and beyond recognition, the corpse did not look human even. Yet just 48 hours ago this Ronald McDonald turned humpbacked whale was a living breathing individual, and an actor. A profession that got him lynched.
The blows rained down upon him like a torrential downpour. “Kill the bastard!”, “The son of a gun spat at the bank of buttons inside the elevator!”, “Don’t spare the sadistic wretch!” Expletives were liberally hurled along with the punches, slaps and kicks. When the actor started hemorrhaging, blood started spouting out of every orifice in his body.
The alarmed crowd retreated. A panicked individual threw the body over the bridge. By the time the dust had settled, the film crew came back. The actor died valiantly filming an awareness video on the COVID-19 virus.
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Written as part of the Crimson’s Creative Challenge #68 More details regarding this challenge may be found HERE.
Wow! Am I ever speechless? You have brought me close to it. Exceedingly topical. I trust you stay well, and that’s a sincere wish. 🙂
It’s a scary tale of fear loosed and infecting a crowd.