Thirty nine words


For Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt where the given word is Uncanny and the limit just 39 words.




He was hung by the neck that morning. Never again could the evasive massacrer mysteriously escape captivity.

That night a lad encountered a vile creature bearing an uncanny resemblance to the manslayer.

The unfortunate soul’s not been seen since.



23 thoughts on “Thirty nine words

  1. Dale Apr 17, 2021 / 22:26

    Hung by the neck till dead, they used to say… for a good reason!

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  2. Iain Kelly Apr 18, 2021 / 08:39

    Is this where Holmes comes in and reveals an identical twin manslayer? Creepy.

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  3. Dora Apr 18, 2021 / 19:07

    Not the first thing you want to read in the “Daily News” — or the last thing. Good one Keith.

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