Monday’s Finish the Story: The Machete

Picture Credit © 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

The family had no idea that little Luigi would grow up to be such a merciless man. People would scurry at the mention of The Machete.

Meanwhile, the rest of Luigi’s family, the Marchetti, made their living running a successful Italian restaurant.

The Marchettis knew nothing of Luigi’s operations. They disowned him after Luigi changed his last name and Luigi decided it’s time for revenge.

That night, as his parents were counting the day’s gross profit, Luigi and his associates walked in. One of them held his hand open, demanding money. “Get out!” Mr. Marchetti ordered.

Luigi coughed and recited from a paper. “The Marchetti family borrowed 5-grand 5 years ago and we’re demanding to be repaid now.”

“No!” His father cried, “we did no such thing.”

“Are you denying the charges?” Luigi said expressionless.

“You’re damn right I am.”

Luigi pulled out a machete. “Very well.” A high pitch scream later, his parents laid side-by-side, head no longer attached to their bodies. Remorselessly, he said, “Rest in peace.”

(~150 words)

Each week, Mondays Finish the Story challenges our minds by providing with a picture along with the first sentence for us to finish the flash fiction with 100 -150 words based on the picture above.


37 thoughts on “Monday’s Finish the Story: The Machete

  1. A gruesome end for Luigi’s parents! I wonder what kind of childhood Luigi had to make him turn out to be so “merciless”. Or perhaps he was influenced by people he associated with in later life. A good last sentence.

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  2. Wow! Very well done Yinglan! You keep blowing me away. I see a progression in your writing and you should really be writing something professionally. Thank you for writing for the MFtS challenge. I am honored that you do. Be well my friend…and thank you again. ^..^

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    1. Thank you so much. I am actually working on something at the moment and hopefully I’ll be done real soon. It’s been a pleasure participating this week and thank you for hosting this challenge. I am looking forward to next week’s picture and opening line. See you next week. 🙂

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