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MFTS – Musings of a Dead Man

Here is my story for this week’s Mondays Finish the Story, conceived and hosted by Barbara Beacham. We are given a sentence to start us off, plus a picture. The supplied opening sentence is in bold in my story below.

To read this week’s other stories, click on the blue froggy. My story this week is a little bit gruesome! I blame the photo :-).

Copyright B W. Beacham

Copyright B W. Beacham


I watched the vulture looking at me hungrily as I lay on the ground bleeding and injured.

Well, “injured” is putting it mildly. I’ve been dead for days, but here I lie, waiting for… whatever. Maybe they’ve forgotten about me?

What’s that damn vulture up to now? Here it comes, right on my face. Great. There goes the other eyeball. I hope you choke on it, you stupid bird. Now I can’t see anything at all.

What happened to the chorus of angels? What happened to the bright light? Come to think of it, how will I even see the bright light with no eyeballs?

What’s that now I hear? Howling? Well, that’s just bloody brilliant, that is. Wolves. Marvellous. Here they come. At least they’ve scared the vulture away, the bastard. Yes, that’s it, feast on my intestines. No shoving, there’s enough for everyone. Bollocks.

Not that I have either of those left. The vulture had them yesterday.

Hello? Hello? Angels? Anyone? Is there anybody up there…?


  1. October 26, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    Poor forgotten dead guy. Not even a zombie. Talk about unpopular. Wow, I guess HE never got picked for the teams.


    • October 27, 2015 at 7:59 am

      He’s always on the outside looking in, poor fellow. Story of his life (and his death).


  2. October 26, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    This is so .. yuck! Brilliantly written though!


  3. Lyn
    October 27, 2015 at 12:20 am

    Aaah, another fine example of British humour. I just realised…I could hear the poor guy speaking with Dennis Waterman’s voice 😀


    • October 27, 2015 at 8:02 am

      He would work for the voiceover when I get this dramatised 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  4. October 27, 2015 at 12:32 am

    Fun, fun, fun


  5. October 27, 2015 at 2:22 am

    Don’t know the voice but it was real! Well done!


    • October 27, 2015 at 8:04 am

      Thanks! He seems to be taking it rather well, all things considered 🙂


  6. October 27, 2015 at 4:36 am

    OMG! I can’t stop grinning like an idiot while reading your tale! This just made my day. Clever! 😀


    • October 27, 2015 at 8:06 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed it! I had fun writing it, I love writing stuff like this and this picture gave me my chance 🙂


  7. October 27, 2015 at 5:46 am

    Well, Ali, I see you’re still in your dark, dark Halloween mood. You really leave a vivid picture in a reader’s mind. O_o Well written, though. 🙂 — Suzanne


    • October 27, 2015 at 8:07 am

      Ghosts and ghoulies and people getting eaten in the desert 🙂


  8. gentlestitches
    October 27, 2015 at 5:47 am

    er ma gerd! 😀


  9. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover
    October 27, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    Great story! Really enjoyed your take on the prompt, very creative!


    • October 27, 2015 at 9:00 pm

      Thanks! This sort of “humour” is exactly what I like to write 🙂


  10. October 29, 2015 at 2:16 am

    You stitched this story very well my friend! Not as gruesome as I thought it might be. Thanks for sticking around with the MFtS challenge. Be well… ^..^


    • October 29, 2015 at 8:43 am

      At lease he was technically dead at the time. I’m glad you liked it 🙂


  11. October 29, 2015 at 11:14 am

    By the time I got to the wolves howling and the dead man thinking that just “bloody brilliant” I screeched out loud, but it was with laughter. You certainly have a unique perspective when you write!


    • October 29, 2015 at 3:21 pm

      He’s one of life’s “victims”. Though this time he really is :-). I’m glad you enjoyed it!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. October 29, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    having a bad day then ?


  13. October 29, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Buster has confirmed to me that this is a much more accurate version of the afterlife than all that rubbish we’ve been led to believe for years. Now I need to go out and find some protection for my bollocks…


    • October 29, 2015 at 8:47 pm

      If anyone would know, it’s Buster! The purchase of bollock protection is always money well spent.


  14. October 31, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    Now that was well worth reading! Your descriptions of the disappearing body parts are deliciously graphic.Lol. Your imagination certainly went to town on this one.


    • November 1, 2015 at 6:23 am

      The combination of the photo, opening sentence and impending Halloween just screamed out for a bit of gruesome 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  15. November 1, 2015 at 10:06 am

    That did make me giggle I have to say lol


    • November 1, 2015 at 4:25 pm

      It made me laugh too while I was writing it 🙂


  16. November 8, 2015 at 12:15 am

    Talk about having a bad day!


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