Saturday, May 23, 2009

A Twist Of Noir 087 - Paul D. Brazill

SWAMPLANDS - PAUL D. BRAZILL

Swamplands was originally published in Flashshots

Elvis awoke in a cold, dank sweat, hungover from bourbon and bad dreams. The nightmare had consisted of him being hunted through a swamp by the murderous spectre of his stillborn twin and his pounding heartbeat seemed to echo through the mansion.

He stumbled into the bathroom, splashed cold water on his face and looked in the mirror to face his own ashen reflection and that of his grinning doppelganger.

Aaron tightly wrapped the umbilical cord around Elvis’ throat and pulled it until his brother breathed no more.

The king is dead, long live the king, he muttered.

BIO: Paul D. Brazill was born in Hartlepool, England and is now on the lam in Bydgoszcz, Poland. He has had stories in (or coming up in) Shoots & Vines, Powder Burn Flash, Six Sentences, A Twist Of Noir, Thriller Killers n Chillers, Flashshots, Beat To A Pulp and the book 6S2V. He can be found stalking ‘you would say that, wouldn’t you?’ and Paul D. Brazill.

18 comments:

ARCHAVIST said...

This is very difficult - to write something so short and actually make it a story that makes sense and delivers a punch. I couldn't do this - well done Paul

Corey Wilde said...

Hehehe...good stuff.

Paul Brazill said...

Thanks lads. That 100 word limit is really hard. I've tried a few others but they're B******s!

Kevin Michaels said...

Just as good the second time around! Well done!

Joyce said...

Great story, Paul. I hope you know just how talented you are. Your readers certainly do!

Peggy McFarland said...

Great story, Paul.

Paul Brazill said...

Chhers everyone-Joyce, you're FAR too kind.

Alan Griffiths said...

Short, sharp and to the point! Well done Paul.

Anonymous said...

jeanette Cheezum

Paul, don't be cruel. You ain't nothing but a hound dog. Great 100.

Jimmy Callaway said...

As always, Brazill delivers the goods. I'd read this before, but I'll definitely read it again. And again. And yes, again.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Man, I couldn't do it either. Good show.

Paul Brazill said...

It's because I have a short attention sp...what was that?

Al Tucher said...

I remember this one. Just as good the second time around.

Paul Brazill said...

Thx Al!

Angel Zapata said...

Yep, I still love it, Paul.

Paul Brazill said...

Na zdrowia, Angel!

Cameron Ashley said...

Paul, my man, I don't think 100 word stories get any better...

Paul Brazill said...

Bet you could do it, mate.