SILO

Hazy streaks blurred her vision. She stumbled on weighed down by her burden.

The silo was there, as she remembered it, offering sanctuary as it had done when she was a child.

She staggered inside. She embraced the dark coolness and dropped the heavy weight.

She regrouped. Her parents hadn’t seen her in years. She imagined their delight when they saw her walking up to the farmhouse.

His body would be fine in the silo. No one would discover it until she had moved on, and her parents would not betray her if they did find him.

They had never approved of him anyway.

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80 responses to “SILO”

  1. They will get her in the end of course. Hiding his body in her parents’ farm will point straight to her.

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    1. Maybe her parents will take the rap for her.

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  2. Sounds like she is dropping her folks right in the keech!

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    1. I get the impression they’re not a close family.

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  3. Murder on the farm! I suppose if the silo was full of corn it might delay the discovery even further.

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    1. That’s what I was thinking, a few tonnes of corn and it’ll be months before anyone knows 😉

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  4. Yes we were on the same track this week, Iain. I just hope she doesn’t land her parents in it. But then again, maybe one of them will be disposed to take the rap for her.

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    1. Thanks Sandra – maybe the parents will give her up for the ultimate ‘I told you so’!

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  5. Dear Iain,

    Well, that’s one way to end a relationship your parents don’t approve of. A bit over the top perhaps. 😉

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Who knows, maybe the parents suggested it?! 😉 Thanks Rochelle

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  6. Wow! Dark home coming!!!!

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  7. I won’t say a word, promise!

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    1. Best to keep these family incidents quiet

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  8. Her parents may not be too thrilled to find a rotting body destroying the silage 🙂

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    1. Would be perfect for the compost though… Thanks Linda 😉

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  9. I’m intrigued as to why she found it necessary to take him with her. Hope her parents are as welcoming and understanding as she’s anticipating.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. Can’t just leave a body lying out in the field to be discovered! Thanks Susan

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  10. Truly Devilish Iain, they didn’t approve anyway, but to cover for a murder? We’ll have to wait and see…

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    1. I’m not convinced they will…

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  11. She seems very self-absorbed in that she went against their wishes (presumably if they didn’t approve of him) but doesn’t hesitate to unload (literally) on them. Good, thought-provoking piece, Iain!

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    1. Isn’t that what all kids do to their parents? Thanks Sascha 🙂

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      1. I don’t remember the last time I left a dead body at the folks’ place…it’s been awhile. 😉

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  12. I think they’ve bailed her out one time to many. Let’s see if this ones a bit much for them, rotting body and all. Great storytelling, Iain!

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    1. The things parents will do for their kids! Thanks Brenda 🙂

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      1. Certainly true, I would do a whole heck of a lot for mine!! =)

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  13. Silly girl, all that spoiled grain,

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    1. Might add to the flavour…

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  14. Good one, Iain. I like the way you think (and write!).

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  15. Such darkness from such a pretty picture. Very well done!

    The bad thing is, that reading this gave me so many more ideas for my own post that just didn’t pop up beforehand. Oh well, that’s why I don’t read anyone’s story before completing my own, but it bit me in the butt tonight!

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    1. It seemed to work out okay in the end! Thanks Russell.

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  16. No place like home…

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    1. A sense of security 😉

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  17. A handy storage spot! “Hi Mum and Dad, I’m back, sorry about the dead body!”

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    1. Right? Parents have got to be useful for the odd favour.

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  18. Lovely, great piece of writing!

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  19. Who can you count on if not your parents? Nicely done, as always.

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  20. What a way to treat her parents after so long away! She doesn’t deserve to escape.

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    1. Kids always take advantage of their parents 😉

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  21. She is lucky she has parents who know how to keep their mouths shut!

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    1. They must all have questionable morals!

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  22. Oooooo dark. I love it. What caused this snap I wonder ?

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    1. Could be many reasons! Thanks Laurie

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  23. Boy oh boy… Talk about using one’s parents. Now, remains to be seen just how this plays out…

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    1. Will they let her get away with it? I’m not so sure. Thanks Dale.

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      1. I dunno either…

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  24. “The Silo of Secrets” I see the title to a larger story emerge. Great scene with enough mystery therein to keep our minds thinking about it. Me, I’m thinking corn… corn in the silo, corn sucking out the moisture in the body… the body then mummified…. found when it finally blocks the chute…. a good story indeed.

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    1. Nice bit of chiller added! Thank you 🙂

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  25. Takes dumping the boyfriend to a literary level. I hope I don’t meet her.

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    1. She’s still looking for love 😉

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  26. Loved how one’s pretty little flower can be a venus fly trap. Don’t parent’s always pick up after their kids regardless?

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    1. Sure they do, that’s what parents are for! 😉

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  27. sounds like a good idea for the moment. but wait until it decomposes and starts to smell. 🙂

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    1. And gets into the corn! 🙂

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  28. Delightful! a man after my own heart. I always like a story with a twist.

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  29. We have similar themes in our takes this week, Iain, so naturally I like it. Great work

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    1. Thanks Michael, heading over to read yours now!

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  30. Wow, your main character must be one strong woman, lugging the body up to the silo.
    Nice writing, Iain. Some good description; some back story revealed, giving us a clue as to why she chose the silo to hide the body; some clues as to her state of mind. Good stuff!

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  31. Love that last cynical line. It’s amazing how bodies and farms just seem to go together.

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    1. Something about the wilderness and the outdoors perhaps? Thanks Eugenia

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  32. Ooooh – a grim twist at the end, I like the way you left the idea of a silo open ended til the twist.

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  33. Oh my! I suppose, what are parents for if not to help you hide a dead body, no questions asked?

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    1. Right?! They’re supposed to look out for their offspring 🙂

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  34. Lot of bodies buried in that barn (lol).
    Enjoyable read Iain.

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  35. It only dawned on me after reading the story that the burden she carried was his body! Good one.

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  36. Oooh your last line made me smile, “they never did like him anyway…” the poor guy was doomed from the start!

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  37. I think there needs to be a Part 2. 🙂 Did she get away with it???

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    1. It’s all up to the parents! 😉

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