Today I have a double feature for you. I only wrote one though: the other story is by a guest blogger, author Sheila Stewart, who is also my sister. She wrote a Friday Fictioneer story but doesn’t have a blog so I said I would post it for her. Our two stories go together but could also be taken separately.
Home, Sweet Home (Part 1)
by Sheila Stewart
I found a body on my back deck today. It wasn’t the oddest thing I’d found back there, but it was a bit annoying. Bodies stink and leak. At least I could use the old clothes and blankets people tossed down. I could mend the broken furniture and decorate with sculptures made from various odds and ends I couldn’t figure out what else to do with.
I’m not sure how people got the idea that my house was a garbage dump, but I’m not complaining.
Not usually anyway.
Except now I need to go bury the body with the others.
Home, Sweet Home (Part 2)
by David Stewart
“I just love this to death,” Alice gushed at the hot real estate agent. “The view, the veranda: it’s perfect.”
Chris rolled his eyes. “It’s a bit pricey and this slope looks prone to avalanches. Plus, what’s this MCMG at the bottom of the paperwork?”
“Legal mumbo-jumbo,” the agent said quickly, flashing a grin. “You wanna see the jacuzzi?”
Alice was slightly concerned three months later when she dug up a tibia in the garden, but after she found two skulls, Chris studied the title. On the last page, in 4-point font was the note:
MCMG: May Contain Mass Grave.