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.

Copyright Dawn Miller

Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).

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80 responses to “SILO”

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. “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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  5. 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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