Here’s my first ever short story for ‘Mondays Finish the Story’.
In this challenge, the first line of the story is given to us and we finish the rest. The inspiration comes from the picture provided.
Luigi – The Bruised Assassin
The family had no idea that little Luigi would grow up to be…a serial killer! While the news about yet another killing embarrassed the family, they were equivocal in their disbelief.
One jeering aunt remembered how baby Luigi always played by himself, “One-by-one he would take all marbles out of the box, and put them back…”
That reminded Uncle Tom, how at a community fair, young Luigi won an award for eating twelve burgers in a row.
Aunt Alda retorted “But don’t forget he was almost a fanatic! How he broke one glass after the other, just because we laughed at him after his burger binge”
Luigi’s mother was hurt by such talks. She knew her son had intensity about him. But she could rely on him for any repetitive task, though not on her other kids.
“My hardworking sensitive child! Only if his huge family had helped him with anger management”, she defended her son regretfully.
It so happened that when Luigi was ditched by his very close university friend, the tiff ended up violent. One accidental murder then led to many others, till Luigi became a runaway.
Did I take little Luigi to a dangerous territory? He could very well have grown up to be a teacher, doctor, fire-fighter or a saint.
I wrote another story where Luigi is a fashion model. You can read it here: Luigi – The Alto Achiever
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