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FF – Cabin of DEATH!

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Alicia Jamtaas.

Copyright Alicia Jamtaas

Welcome back to ‘Forest Cabins of Horror’. It’s quiet… too quiet? What will we find? A strangled hobo? A mutilated college student? The castrated corpse of a cheating husband? Let’s open the door…


…and we find… nothing! It’s empty. Well, this is a real ratings killer. Fred, come here!”

“Coming, Bob, what do you need? What are you doing with that knife? No… no… aaaargh!”

“Jeez, Bob, you killed him! You… bleurgh!

“Jeff, stop vomiting and pick up the camera. Action! …and inside we find the fresh body of a young male. He appears to have been stabbed only moments ago…

  1. June 16, 2021 at 1:31 pm

    Ah, a slice of life story. Brutal what reporters will do for ratings, even manufacture crimes (when they’re not covering for them).


    • June 17, 2021 at 7:30 am

      He’s a dedicated reporter, unburdened by a pesky conscience.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. June 16, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    Now that’s devotion to his job


  3. June 16, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    I didn’t saw this coming, Draliman🙀Pawkisses for a Happy Wednesday🐾😽💞


  4. June 16, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    Anything for the almighty ratings!


  5. June 16, 2021 at 3:25 pm

    Well thats one way to make a story, lol. Good one!


  6. June 16, 2021 at 3:25 pm

    Kill Fred doesn’t quite seem right. Could you change that character to Bill?

    Liked by 1 person

  7. June 16, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    If there isn’t any news, make it up! Who knew? 😀


  8. June 16, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    If the story doesn’t come to you, you make it up! Great take, Ali!


  9. June 16, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    Skillful in how you weave humor with horror. Ratings come first always!


    • June 17, 2021 at 7:49 am

      Funny horror’s the best horror 🙂 Ratings are everything.

      Liked by 1 person

  10. June 16, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    Nice. So resourceful.


  11. June 16, 2021 at 6:28 pm

    Now, they’ll get those killer ratings.


    • June 17, 2021 at 7:57 am

      Most assuredly. Nothing like “stumbling across” a fresh crime scene…

      Liked by 1 person

  12. June 16, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Gads! Some people will do anything for a good rating! Fun? Yes, fun tale.


    • June 17, 2021 at 8:00 am

      He may possibly have crossed a line this time 🙂


  13. June 17, 2021 at 7:17 am

    Anything for a story. The show must go on…


  14. June 17, 2021 at 9:39 am

    Yes, the new role of broadcasting, making the news rather than finding/reporting it. Well done.


    • June 18, 2021 at 6:30 am

      What the public wants, reporters will deliver, no matter what.


  15. June 17, 2021 at 11:02 am

    He certainly is creative in his job. Gruesome tale, Ali, very well done.


    • June 18, 2021 at 6:33 am

      He’s well-known for his ingenuity… 🙂


  16. June 17, 2021 at 12:22 pm

    Dear Ali,

    That’s going above and beyond getting the story. Disturbing.




    • June 18, 2021 at 7:10 am

      Dear Rochelle,
      We can only hope his crimes come to light before he does too much more damage. There is a witness, after all!


  17. June 17, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    Yep, looks like a career driven reporter getting the first shout on a story. There was a policeman in Brazil, (I think) who murdered people and then framed others to advance his career.


    • June 18, 2021 at 7:14 am

      Blimey, something like this has actually happened? That’s disturbing.

      Liked by 1 person

  18. June 17, 2021 at 2:26 pm

    Hmmmmm…. usually your stories have some shock value to them, but this seems like just another typical day on the set of a reality series.


    • June 18, 2021 at 7:15 am

      It happens more often than you might think…


  19. June 18, 2021 at 2:57 am

    That’s one way to get things going…


  20. June 18, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    Can’t wait to see his acceptance speech when he gets his BAFTA!


    • June 19, 2021 at 4:31 am

      Yes, there will be a suspicious number of “who can’t be here todays” 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  21. June 18, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    i guess it’s the sign of the times. it’s about the ratings. the end justifies the means. 🙂


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    June 18, 2021 at 6:09 pm



  23. June 18, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    This will give him great ratings. Whether he’ll have much of a crew in the future remains to be seen. Great fun!


    • June 19, 2021 at 4:32 am

      I imagine it will get harder and harder to recruit!


  24. June 19, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    I suppose, strictly speaking, it’s not fake news and we should applaud it for that…
    Good take on the prompt, Ali.


    • June 20, 2021 at 4:44 am

      Yes, it’s the absolute truth. He can personally vouch for that 🙂


  25. June 21, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    Poor Fred. He became the story in a very macabre way.


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