Sunday, January 25, 2015

Laura James Week 135: The Collector - Part 2

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Laura James’s Picture Choice: 2

Title: The Collector - Part 2

Hector spent a few days looking at all the property his father owned, looking for just the right space to store his collection but he was disappointed as nothing suitable was available. Not wanting to delay starting he decided that he would just have to begin with smaller animals and store them at the house.

His bedroom was the obvious choice but there was no guarantee that his parents would stay out. They had ignored him so far but for all he knew the time of mourning was coming to an end and they would want to include him in their lives once more. That left only one choice. Stephen's room.

After Stephen's death, his mother had spent one week in his bedroom mourning her beloved son and ignoring his twin. Since then the room had become a shrine to his memory. No one was allowed to enter but just in case anyone disobeyed the house rule, the door was kept locked. Hector knew where his mother kept the key and knew that stealing it would be easy.

Once the key was in his possession Hector had to wait until he had the house to himself before he could risk entry. Taking a deep breath he took in the mustiness that had invaded the room and took comfort in the darkness. Emotionless Hector lay on his brothers bed and relived the moment of Stephen's death. A simple trip for coffee turned deadly. He smiled as he recalled the sickening thud as Stephen was struck by the truck, the crunch of bones as he landed. The sweet smell of coffee filling his nostrils as the cups his brother was carrying emptied their contents on the road.

An accident was how it was reported but Hector knew better. A small push was all that had been needed for Hector to realise his dream of witnessing death first hand.


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Based in Dunfermline, Scotland, Laura is obsessed with all things horror and spends her time writing flash fiction which she hopes, on occasion, really scares her readers. Feel free to stalk her on twitter, @lejamez



  1. We have a truly disturbed character on our hands...what will be next! Nice connection with the photo.

  2. He truly is a piece of work. No limits for Hector and his morbid fascination. Xx

  3. He truly is a piece of work. No limits for Hector and his morbid fascination. Xx

  4. Oh, this definitely has the makings of a good and gory serial!! :D