With this piece, I tied for 1st place with Jay. I think it was one of my first weeks doing #5MinuteFiction.

Original Post: 1 February 2011

Prompt: Familiarity

The familiarity of the situation was eerie. The scene was different but everything else was the same. A bloodless corpse, no blood any where, a frying pan with a word etched on the bottom, and a knife with a deer antler handle. But instead of being left in a trashy ally, this one was left on the steps of a fancy night club.

After surveying the scene, I shook my head and turned to my partner.

“Do you think it is a copy cat or the same person?” I asked.

“I don’t know.” Nick said, kneeling next to the frying pan. “The word on the pan is the same. And we never released that to the press. So my guess is that it is the same person.” I took a deep breath.

“Just what we need. A serial killer with a vampire MO.”

“Hey, Vicki?” I turned to look at the CSI standing by the corpse. I walked over to him.

“What did you find?” The CSI pointed to the crumpled paper in the corpse’s hand. I bent down and gently removed it from the hand.

“What does it say, Vicki?” Nick asked as he joined me. I opened the paper. In a broad handwriting the note held a warning.

This is not the end.