Friday Fictioneers – Animal Instincts

ff040315Eric Valois hadn’t seen or heard from the man in over a month. Truth was he’d felt uneasy about selling one of his young truffle pigs to someone he didn’t know, but the man’s enthusiasm and confidence had helped to put Eric’s mind at ease – as did the price he received.

Approaching the mist-covered cabin all seemed quiet; no light shone from beyond the closed curtains. Suddenly, from out of the cabin door a familiar pink and black spotted beast rumbled towards Eric. In the pig’s mouth what looked like a ripped, bloody sleeve.

‘Mon Dieu!’ cried Eric, as he hurried to load his rifle.


These words form my entry into this week’s Friday Fictioneers photo prompt challenge

15 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Animal Instincts

  1. Sandra

    Really liked that. I loved the visual/audio of a ‘black and pink’ pig ‘rumbling’. Not to mention the bloody sleeve. Great take on the prompt.

  2. Claire Fuller

    Ew – great story. I love the first paragraph – you’re really setting us up for something. It feels like you could make this longer, another page of suspense before the killer (!) ending. Loved it.

  3. Margaret

    That was an unexpected twist. Quirky story – I can’t help but connect the image of the pig with the sleeve to a memory of my dog as a puppy, proudly showing us a stuffed toy he’d just demolished.


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