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The Phantom

by Venky

(Photo Credit: Ted Strutz)

He was 13 when his stepfather took him to the Opera for the first time.  In fact, he was more dragged than taken along with his mother. It may well have been for the good of humanity if he had stayed at home. Obsessed by the travails of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom”, he put himself in the disfigured character’s shoes. The murders began unabated.  First to go was his step father, who was found with his head smashed in by a chandelier.

When the cops finally came for him 35 years later, 18 body bags had been accounted for.

(Word Count: 99)

This story was written as part of the FRIDAY FICTIONEERS challenge, more about which may be found HERE

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crimsonprose June 30, 2019 - 10:00 pm

Oh yay! That’s good. And entirely suitable Sunday reading.

jillyfunnell July 1, 2019 - 2:34 am

Murder by chandelier – now that’s interesting!

granonine July 1, 2019 - 4:27 am

Oh, chilling but believable! Eighteen people dead! There was something very wrong with this child long before he was ever forced to go see “The Phantom”!


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