Tuesday , November 28 2023
A little Halloween terror

Bloody Blackouts

He knew he was innocent.

He knew he couldn’t have been the one to pull the trigger.

He loved the dumb jerk.

Sure, he was an annoying roommate but he’d never kill him!

He’d moved Bill’s body into the parking lot and called the cops.

Let them figure out what happened at the Halloween party. He was too drunk to figure it out right then. Maybe he could help them after he got some sleep.

He felt something wet and sticky on his hands and, without turning on the bathroom light, washed it off with the cup of water on the dresser.

He put his head down to sleep. His pillow seemed lumpier then usual.

Damn kid must have hid another toy under the pillow again.

He tossed it, whaever it was, across the room and heard a gunshot go off.

Then he blacked out again.

About Scott Butki

Scott Butki was a newspaper reporter for more than 10 years before making a career change into education... then into special education. He has been working in mental health for the last ten years. He lives in Austin. He reads at least 50 books a year and has about 15 author interviews each year and, yes, unlike tv hosts he actually reads each one. He is an in-house media critic, a recovering Tetris addict and a proud uncle. He has written articles on practically all topics from zoos to apples and almost everything in between.

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