It’s what he would’ve wanted…

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His wife (whom he hated) had promised to carry out his final wishes to the letter, but Geoffrey knew better than to trust a woman schooled in the subtle arts of emasculation. In secret he had a second will drawn up and passed to a trusted confidant.

As he laboured in the final stages of his illness he was warmed by constant rumination on how, in death,  he might best offend his god-awful family. Various conceits were considered: having his cadaver loaded onto a trebuchet and fired indiscriminately into the air, being liquidised and surreptitiously added to the reception punch (where he could quite literally become a pain in everyone’s arse), and orchestrating a remote controlled resurrection; his eyes flashing red.

What he settled upon was simpler and more grotesque.

Come the big day mock mourners were met with absence – no coffin, no flowers – Nothing save for a cream stove upon which sat a solitary oversized mug. As empty platitudes were flogged into apoplexy Geoffrey’s filleted remains responded by farting  and bubbling their way over the rim in a last glorious gasp of defiance…

Written for: Flash Fiction For Aspiring Writers

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7 responses to “It’s what he would’ve wanted…

  1. omg that would have been a disturbing theater lol

  2. Yep, I saw something like that looking at the picture too, but choose to avoid it 🙂 Nice way to have the last word.

  3. Hahaha! Geoffrey was one wicked man! He got the last laugh. Great story!

  4. Geoffrey has taken repulsiveness to a new level.

  5. Delightfully morbid, Martin. Loved Geoffrey’s character.

  6. What an original response. And what a dark sense of humor. Love it!

  7. Oh my goodness! What a gory tale. Thrilling!

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