Shapeshifting writing challenge, Writing challenge: emotions
Comments 4

The red string

Image credit: Cole Hutson


“I’m glad you died.”

He should be grateful, the ringleader adopting a scruffy kid like him to raise as his successor, but he could not forget the unspeakable things the other did.

Nor could he forgive.

He left his favourite cello against the headstone, one string glistening under the moonlight.

Blood red.

The white-face clown usually has the highest status and is typically the ringleader.



  1. OOH! This is wonderfully dark and so well done! I love the way you described everything, especially the ending. I envy your writing here!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s