This weeks challenge from Flash Fiction Friday was to write about bones. Here's the prompt -
Recently, I found six turkey wishbones in my basement … all dated. Now, these are artifacts left behind by the former owners of the house, I assume they were collected by the husband, Speedy, who was a sentimental handyman of the highest order. The only thing I could think of was why keep these? Why not wish on them instead? What makes these keepsakes? And ew.
So now I’m going to ask you.
Prompt: Write a story about someone finding bones in a mundane place and their investigation of why they were there
Word Limit: 1,200
Genre: Mystery, Crime, Sci-Fi
Deadline: Wednesday, February 27 at 9:00 p.m. ET
I decided to constrain this further by using characters from a recent story about a portal. I want to see how that one – and the characters – might go further. This is short – less than 700 words.