Samuel’s Collection

Posted: December 20, 2017 in Friday Fictioneers
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O.K. Here’s story number one – or the story my husband thought too grisly. Thanks to anyone interested in reading.

Samuel had never collected hats because he’d never thought of it before. Rather disgusting in the end. All the hairs caught in the wool: red, blonde, black, gray.
And tiny flecks of skin.

Red-haired Anya, the seamstress. Blonde-maned Margo, the butcher’s wife. Old man Peterson, hair black as coal and his brother Thomas, gray-headed and scaley.

It wasn’t the fact that they were all dead now, it was how they died, shoved into a pit and shot, one-by-one. Samuel remembers how they lay bleeding in the snow. The only unstained clothing? Their woolen caps, now stacked neatly in his closet.

  1. James says:

    Oh my, a twist ending.

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  2. Thanks for taking time to read about Samuel. Cheers.


  3. Dear Lish,

    The story would’ve been more grisly if he’d shot them in the head. But he wouldn’t want to sully his trophies. The true mark of a serial killer. Good one.



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  4. neilmacdon says:

    Yes, I see what you mean by grisly. But fun though. I like a fastidious serial killer

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  5. Iain Kelly says:

    Definitely grisly, but an intriguing character to spend some time with – so long as I’m not wearing a hat!

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  6. michael1148humphris says:

    Never waste a story or a hat however grisly🙂

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  7. aah, so you did finally put up the first version. Grisly indeed, but still so much fun. So was he a serial killer or just someone who collected the hats from the killing fields?

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  8. draliman says:

    It was a bit grisly! But good 🙂

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  9. bbryanthomas says:

    Oh, how sad (good story though)

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  10. Dale says:

    Serial killers and their trophies! Gross – but great story!

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  11. granonine says:

    My husband is always shocked if/when I write something that is more on the dark side. I have to admit, I like your other one better 🙂

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  12. Ha.. yes that was a dark story. Especially when written in first person.

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  13. Jelli says:

    Excellent serial killer tale! Although, it does remind me of history.

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  14. Jan Brown says:

    I actually enjoyed this story more than the other. Is that wrong? Makes me wonder what other trophies he’s kept, what other kills….

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  15. An unpleasant story brilliantly relayed. It really stands out from all the others this week and for that I congratulate you.

    Click to read my FriFic!

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  16. Very good. I am glad he is keeping something of theirs, unless, unless I read wrong and he is the one who shot them…

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  17. yarnspinnerr says:

    The other end of the rainbow ……

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  18. I see his point, it is grisly and yukkie! well done.

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  19. That was grisly, Alisha, but such good writing. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  20. Sarah Ann says:

    Oh that’s not nice – far too graphic, and affecting, in your descriptions. Samuel is someone definitely to avoid if possible.

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  21. Lynn Love says:

    That’s very disturbing – and wonderfully written. Those details of the victims, giving us a hint about how old they were, who they were. Chilling but amazing, truly

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