Friday Fictioneers – Born Evil

Dick and Perry weren’t like normal kids. Normal kids didn’t spend hot summer afternoons locked away in their folk’s garage. Normal kids hung out at the store, went skinny dipping down by Sawyers mill, went on first dates to MacAfee’s malt shop on Reinbold St. Dick and Perry did none of these things.

All kids shoot birds. All kids pull rabbits apart. It’s just them being inquisitive their parents said. Leave them be.

In 59 when Dick and Perry drove a grey Chevy into Holcomb, Kansas, society had deemed them safe; Deemed then Normal.

On her farm, Nancy Clutter finished baking a cherry pie.friday-fictioneers

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

I’m currently reading Truman Capote’s true crime classic, In Cold Blood. My story is a fictional response to what I’ve read so far, in particular, to the two perps, Dick and Perry.

18 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Born Evil

    1. paulmclem Post author

      I agree I’ve got a bit of a brass neck trying to base my scribbles on a classic. But it was something which has been in my head since beginning to read the book. Dick and Perry are portrayed as normal people but in such a way as to make it clear they are anything but normal.

      1. Dale

        Yes, there is. With the wonderful late Philip Seymore Hoffman playing Capote himself. Oh wait. That’s the story of Capote and not the “In True Blood” story itself! But you’re right, there is one.

  1. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover

    So much foreboding in this. My heart broke with the last line for I could image what happened next.


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