Sunny side up

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It is mistakenly held by the locals that the bodies of missing Rudi Rogers and Fifi Fantasia, bottle-blonde and always generous waitress, would be found if anyone were to smash open the concrete pedestal holding up the 1972 Oldsmobile 442, now relegated to the role of billboard for widow Raisha Rogers’s ever popular roadhouse on the main drag into St Louis.

A landmark for miles around, Raisha keeps the junk bucket in pristine condition, climbing the ladder once a week to wash and polish and buff and shine. She also pops open the boot, examines its contents, smiles to herself.


Written in response to Rogers Wisoff-Fields’ weekly 100 word challenge found here:

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33 Responses to Sunny side up

  1. Tannille says:

    This would make a great plot for a book. Inventive way to hide bodies.

  2. Mike says:

    Fascinating, the bodies could well be in the concrete, whilst the boot holds? Their shoes🙂

  3. ceayr says:

    Forget the smell, Patrick, your story is coming up roses.
    But I feel a bit sorry for the fabulous Fif…

  4. Oh, I do like a twisty tale. Nice one.

  5. granonine says:

    Kind of amazing she’s getting away with it, as people must see her up there every week checking the trunk. Kind of a creepy woman, enjoying watching the bodies deteriorate. She must have a strong stomach!

  6. msjadeli says:

    They are probably human jerky by now…. Great story. Love the name of the waitress.

  7. mjlstories says:

    Love the style! Might try 100 words, two sentences next time.

  8. Dear Petrol Prinsloo,

    I hope Raisha’s an embalmer to keep the bodies from stinking. Nicely done.



  9. Iain Kelly says:

    The end scene of a classic noir story. Well done.

  10. Dale says:

    Like Michael, I was thinking there is the issue of smell… they must have done something nefarious to end up in the boot!

  11. Great grisly title!

  12. Cunning hiding place. Hopefully she’s done something to counteract the smell.

  13. elaine17 says:

    Nice one! I hope no untoward odour seeps out. (I do have to admire your lengthy sentences!!) Keep we’ll both.

  14. neilmacdon says:

    I hope she’s using a preservative on the boot’s contents

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