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FF – A Pie They Died For

Here is my happy jolly Christmas offering for Friday Fictioneers, the weekly 100 word photo prompt hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Roger Bultot.

To read this week’s other stories, click on the blue froggy.


Copyright Roger Bultot


“Hey, look, I love UV black light, let’s go in.”

“Yeah, it’s such a great colour!”

“And it shows up all sorts of stains and blood and Oh. My. God. What the Hell happened here? Waitress?”

“Good evening! Coffee? Pie?”

“What happened, Miss?”

“Ooh, a big grisly murder. A whole bus-load of tourists. And they never found the bodies!”

“Never found the bodies?”

“No. Not a single one!”

“Wow. Weird. I wonder what happened to them? Anyway, I guess we’ll have a couple of coffees. And a slice of pie with two forks, please. ‘Mystery meat pie’. Sounds tasty!”


  1. December 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    All the best to you and yours!


  2. December 21, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Sounds like the Sweenie Todd of diners… The Burger Surprise is another option though

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 21, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      Mmm, that sounds tasty too! I wonder what the “surprise” could be…


  3. December 21, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Yuck! Ali!


  4. December 21, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    I would not be eating that pie! Nice take 🙂


  5. December 21, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    Another good one . . . You sicko, you! One never knows how your story is going to twist and where exactly it’s going until it gets there. Hope your holidays are going well, Ali.


    • December 22, 2016 at 8:07 am

      Yummy mystery pie. This story’s even grosser than last week’s!
      Holidays are going okay – most presents are wrapped, though with people drifting off work for Christmas my workload is getting ever higher…
      Hope yours are going well!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. December 21, 2016 at 11:29 pm



  7. Lyn
    December 21, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    LOL true to form Ali, true to form 😀


    • December 22, 2016 at 8:09 am

      I was aiming at a fun and festive Santa story but it never materialised 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  8. December 22, 2016 at 12:16 am

    Gee, I wonder what happened to those bodies…. But you didn’t say what kind of pie. I ask because real mincemeat pie is hard to come by these days.. it’s tempting. 😉 (Cue “it tastes like horse” joke.)


    • December 22, 2016 at 8:10 am

      Yeah, it’s a real mystery about those disappearing bodies. The pie sure was good, though!

      Liked by 1 person

  9. December 22, 2016 at 12:23 am

    And next, you should try the ribs! They are terrific!


    • December 22, 2016 at 8:11 am

      I hear the liver and onions is to die for!


  10. December 22, 2016 at 12:43 am

    The secrets in the sauce.


    • December 22, 2016 at 8:11 am

      I don’t even want to know what they made the sauce from 🙂


  11. December 22, 2016 at 4:58 am

    And guess who will be in the next batch of burgers……


    • December 22, 2016 at 8:11 am

      Nicely fattened up and too full to run away…


  12. December 22, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Think that I will pass on both the ‘lovely’ ambience and the pie!!! Enjoyed!


  13. December 22, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Dear Ali,

    The secret’s in the sauce. I think I’ll eat elsewhere tonight. Ish! You really are twisted…in an entertaining way.

    Merry Christmas and Shalom,



    • December 22, 2016 at 11:50 am

      Dear Rochelle,
      First horses eating horses, now… What am I like? 🙂
      Merry Christmas and peace and prosperity to you too.


    • Dale
      December 22, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      You stole my line, Rochelle!!


  14. December 22, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Whichever way you decide to go… you usually take it to the limit. 🙂 Well done.


    • December 22, 2016 at 4:52 pm

      Feeding horses to horses last week just wasn’t enough for me 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  15. December 22, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Ewww, Ali. And a jolly Christmas to you too. 😀 — Suzanne


    • December 22, 2016 at 4:53 pm

      And to you too! Make sure you prepare your Christmas feast yourself so you know what’s in it 🙂


  16. Dale
    December 22, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Um… I’m NOT eating at your house this year, OK?


  17. December 22, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Hmm…what to order…For starters, I’ll have the pate. Then the steak tartar…… 🙂


    • December 23, 2016 at 8:25 am

      Ugh, at least cook him, um, I mean “it” first 🙂


  18. December 22, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    This story does have a Sweeney-Toddish feel. Kind of the polar opposite of your intro “Here is my happy jolly Christmas . . . “


    • December 23, 2016 at 8:26 am

      Yes, it went in a different direction entirely 🙂


  19. December 23, 2016 at 2:03 am

    For a robot, you sure have an organic sense of humour!


  20. December 23, 2016 at 2:08 am

    Disguuuuusting! But, fun and grisly.

    Five out of five “secret’s in the sauce.” 😀


  21. December 23, 2016 at 4:33 am

    i think i knew what happened. better not touch that pie. 🙂


  22. December 23, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Mystery meat? Oh my!

    I’m finishing the first rewrite of the first draft. I’ll pass it on to a friend to read. While he’s reading, I plan to tackle our zombie story. Do you have anything more that I have not yet seen?

    Have a great Christmas. Blessings to you,


    • December 23, 2016 at 9:38 pm

      Not a mystery to us 🙂

      I’m still half way through that chapter. I think I’ll just write in one plan for now rather than having a failed plan, otherwise I’ll be stuck forever! Then we can sort it out later.

      Have a lovely Christmas 🙂


      • December 24, 2016 at 3:12 pm

        Sounds go to me. Sometimes that’s the best way. There’s something there, but it can stay hidden until we start writing and “wow,” there it is.
        Looking forward to what you have.


  23. December 24, 2016 at 1:33 am

    Nice one, I am glad I ate before reading. Mystery mince indeed. Did they serve fried green tomatoes with it too?


    • December 24, 2016 at 6:27 am

      Good thing, especially if you were having a meat dish 🙂
      Ha, possibly (I Googled the film/book to get the reference)!


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  25. December 25, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Oh no! Don’t eat the pie! Funny story.


  26. December 26, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Black-light inspired.
    Very creative.
    Slightly amusing.
    Totally gross!


    • December 26, 2016 at 5:26 pm

      Yeah, utterly and totally gross! Maybe this week I’ll try for a more Christmassy one 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  27. December 26, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    How you manage to write this story from that photo is simply amazing.
    No pies for me at all.
    Hope you checked your mince pie properly?


    • December 26, 2016 at 5:28 pm

      As soon as I saw the blue lighting I was dead set on some sort of “UV light exposing something icky” story 🙂
      I decided to give the mince pies a miss this year. Just in case…


  28. December 26, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Well, this is enough to put any right-minded person off meat pies for ever. Even Mr, Todd himself didn’t manage this many pies, especially in one go! Very creative – in a grisly kind of way – and a really fun read. 🙂


    • December 26, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      I wonder if there’s something in the Guinness Book of Records for this? Maybe they should enquire…
      I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  29. December 26, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Ha ha! Oh no! Very funny and grisly. I think I will skip this place. Only fruit pie for me. Happy Holidays, Ali!


    • December 27, 2016 at 7:32 am

      You know where you are with fruit pie. Or do you…? 🙂
      Happy holidays to you too!


  30. December 26, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Mystery meat! OMG! Creative as always! 🙂


    • December 27, 2016 at 7:37 am

      Best to just eat up and not worry about what it might be 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  31. December 29, 2016 at 10:40 am

    I see someone else mentioned it but that sounds like the opera “Sweeney Todd” which I happened to attend recently in Sydney Australia.



    • December 29, 2016 at 12:39 pm

      Yes, a few people saw that. I know the story of course but it didn’t even occur to me until people mentioned it! I hope you enjoyed the show.

      Liked by 1 person

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