Ash and Dust



The unfinished glass of liquor, an ashtray full of butts- had a story to tell.

The knife and the anonymous body next to him had a story to tell too…

He knew that amidst the blood, ash, and dust lay the evidence that could absolve him or mark him guilty.

There were millions waiting behind the bars for their turns to tell their stories… he didn’t want to end up like them.

The smell of marijuana enticed him again and he decided to take one last puff…

Rubbing his forehead he wondered what happened the previous night…


pic courtesy: Yvette Prior

Written for: Friday Fictioneers




40 thoughts on “Ash and Dust

  1. Dear Priya
    Welcome to Friday Fictioneers!
    You give us a good description of a crime scene which is full of ambiguities. For example, is it murder, accidental death or suicide? It’s an anonymous body; so how did it get there? And you make the narrator a flawed character, addicted to marijuana and probably other substances. Sounds like a great start to a longer piece!
    With best wishes

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