A broken doll for FFF Challenge #214

Welcome to Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge. Each week I will be posting a photo I grab off the internet and challenging bloggers to write a flash fiction piece or a poem inspired by the photo. There are no style or word limits.

The image below is from Viktor Forgacs at Unsplash.

For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows a broken fashion doll in pieces on the ground. The head is intact, most of the torso is there, there are two legs with feet and one arm with no hand.

If this week’s image inspires you and you wish to participate, please write your post, use the tag #FFFC, and link back to this post. I hope it will generate some great posts.

The kids were having fun at the beach. They were swimming, building sandcastles and playing beach volleyball ball. It was almost sunset and the parents were calling out to the kids so the day can end. All of a sudden they all heard a shrieking sound.

All eyes turned and some rushed a little girl, who was starring at a broken doll. “Oh, That is it” said a few and they started moving away. That is when one person moved the crowd away and placed a marker near the doll and took out his phone. He then dialed up a number and said , “Sir This is Officer John, we have another broken doll. It is time to call the FBI”.

A similar doll was found on the other side of the town and a dead girl’s body soon turned up in the same position. He didn’t want to take a risk anymore and walked back to the car so that he could process this evidence before it was mishandled. The town did have a serial killer and had to be found before more dolls/bodies are found.


I binge watch too many crime shows and the doll just made me relate to something creepy and nothing more. Hope you all enjoyed my first attempt at trying to write a crime story. Thanks for stopping by.


2 responses to “A broken doll for FFF Challenge #214”

  1. Yes, I know what you mean about binge watching crime and detective stories. I begin to have dreams about them after a while. I like your take on the photo.

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