Music for Scalpel and Prepared Piano – Brendan Detzner


In the process of removing Susanna’s eyes and tongue, he’d punctured one of her eyeballs and ripped her tongue in half. He could go without the tongue, but not the eye. He hadn’t wanted to hurt Brian. Brian was his best student. But he had no choice. If he took the time to find somebody else, he might get caught before he was finished.

He’d meant to leave him alive, but he was a composer, not a surgeon.


Writing Prompt: I’m very much interested in how other writers would build on this short but horrific flash fiction. I’m sure the author wouldn’t mind an ego stroke and a collaboration.


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