The Electrocutioner’s Plug

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The Electrocutioner’s Plug


He owned the property, lived alone, and spoke to no one. So had the trust fund that paid the taxes not been pilfered by the accountant no one would have known that Buchinsky had died.

The city wouldn’t have auctioned the property. The new owners wouldn’t have requested a survey. The surveyor wouldn’t have run into the barn in a sudden thunderstorm. The petrified body of Buchinsky wouldn’t have been found in the antique electric chair.

But if the key to the cellar hadn’t been labeled “grave,” the bones from practicing his suicide on unsuspecting vagrants wouldn’t have been discovered.


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*Image © Copyright: Ted Strutz
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32 thoughts on “The Electrocutioner’s Plug

  1. Well, well, aren’t we bright and cheerful today? Yikes! Well written – it took me a few seconds for it to process – nice shock value.


    • Sorry for the lack of cheer. Seems I’m on a murder rampage lately with these stories. I took a break last week for some love, but got right back to it this week. I might want to think about being worried about this. 🙂
      Glad you liked it!


    • Thank you KT.
      Yes, usually we’d feel sad at the suicide, except he’s a murderer, and thankful for the accountant, except he’s a thief.
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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    • Thanks Rich. I like your edit suggestion for the first sentence. It will read clearer as two sentences.
      Thanks for coming by and offering a comment. I do appreciate it.


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