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James & Oneg's Summer Writing Challenge Extravaganza - Challenge #2 - Tag, You're It!

By Dana StewartPublished 8 months ago Updated 8 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - August 2023
Photo by David von Diemar on Unsplash

I was tagged by Babs Iverson for the second challenge of James & Oneg’s Summer Writing Challenge Extravaganza: "Tag, You're it!" Look for the link to James & Oneg’s post at the bottom of this one.

The Tag You’re It! Challenge: pick a Vocal community and tag/nominate another writer to write a poem or 100-word micro fic about it BUT you only have 15 minutes to write!

I was given the task of writing a micro short or poem in the Fiction community. I chose a micro short.

Apologies in advance for the dark subject matter. Here goes.


Every crime scene is different, but this one is savage. Gruesome, really. The whole thing makes me sick to my stomach. What a waste! Innards destroyed. Body parts slung everywhere. Except the arms, there’s no arms anymore! Only an animal could do something like this. The main suspect is already in custody. He didn’t even have the decency to try to flee the scene. He sits there, eyes averted, chewing his nails. It’s incomprehensible to think that he slept with his victim every night. Those days are over. A threaded needle and thread can’t fix it this time.


The witnesses:

Oh the humanity!

The victim:

De-squeaked ain't pretty! Arms MIA

Here's the link to James and Oneg's Summer Writing Extravaganza!


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  • Wararka manta 6 months ago

  • Teresa Renton7 months ago

    Ha ha brilliant! I can totally relate 😂

  • L.C. Schäfer8 months ago

    Oh bless his little eyes! Butter wouldn't melt 😅

  • Haha no fluffy no! Great little story and it was perfectly dark in the way it led up to the mug shot.

  • Heather Hubler8 months ago

    Oooo, this was epic!! Loved the twist so much. I’ve had similar crimes committed at my house 🤣 Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Tina D'Angelo8 months ago

    It's about time someone dismantled the damned elf on a shelf. Good for you!!

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  • Gina C.8 months ago

    Omg, this is so funny and adorable 🤗 I have a similar picture of a "victim" that our dog assassinated a few years ago 😅 This made me smile with cuteness. Thank you! Congrats on Top Story!

  • Real Poetic8 months ago

    Very fun vibe to this story. It was refreshing! Congratulations Dana!! 🎊🎊🎊🎉

  • Paul Stewart8 months ago

    FFS, Dana! hahaha! This was bloody awesome. I love the way you played it completely straight the whole time. The pictures are cute and I am glad they were left to the end lol! Congrats on this getting Top Story!

  • That was cute and fun , excellent story

  • C. H. Richard8 months ago

    First your pup's are so adorable, whatever the crime they get a pardon. Very cute micro ❤️ Congratulations on Top story 😊♥️

  • Kristen Balyeat8 months ago

    Ok, this was so hilarious and so cuuttteee!!! You had me going! Congrats on top story, Dana!

  • Brenton F8 months ago

    Crime scene lols! :)

  • Novel Allen8 months ago

    You had me going there for a minute. This was really a fun read. Congrats on TS.

  • Tiffany Gordon 8 months ago

    Congrats Dana! 🎉This was a gem!

  • Cathy holmes8 months ago

    Congrats on the TS.

  • Donna Renee8 months ago

    Omgosh I love it 🤣🤣❤️😁

  • River Joy8 months ago

    Love it! Well written and lovely! Congrats on the top story!

  • Amazing Congratulations on your Top Story💖🌟🎉

  • Lesedi Molutsi8 months ago

    well written. the suspect is so cute

  • Dana Crandell8 months ago

    Winner, winner, stuffie dinner! This was fantastic, Dana!

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