The Fool

Copyright -John Nixon

Copyright -John Nixon

“It wasn’t easy being the fool… I walked in on them… My wife and my bestfriend. Rand was just teaching me to play, she said. Couldn’t see them but damnit I could smell it on them! Oh I laughed, said it sounded funny, like someone was playing the piano with their ass… and like the fool that I was, insisted that he stay for dinner.”

“So you put cyanide in their drinks?”


It wasn’t cyanide.

The man’s blind, innocent, a fool …a father.

That time, I wished I were a fool too.

“Your teenager… Where was she that night?”

© 2013 K.Z. Morano


39 thoughts on “The Fool

  1. Oh ho-ho-ho! Very sly!!!

    “… playing piano with their a**?” That took me awhile to continue reading before I stopped laughing. You come up with some STUFF, kid!

    • yes, i wonder if i might do the same if that was my kid.. afterall, she was only pushed to poison the two out of anger for what they’re doing to the poor blind dad 🙂

  2. “…like someone was playing the piano with their ass…” Brilliant line, so clear and accurate – I’ve heard more than enough players like that in my time!!

    • sometimes, i don’t understand half of the FF stories i read, not on the first glance, anyway.. still glad you enjoyed reading it ^^ thank you

  3. Wow, there are so many stories in this – more with each re-read. Very poignant and sad, and the father’s confession written so cleverly (playing … with their ass). Sometimes it doesn’t pay to be a good detective.

  4. I must admit it took reading the comments and rereading the story before I understood the plot. So much for intelligence. Impressive!

    • thank you. 🙂 yes, it was pretty hard with the word limit but i decided to take the chance. still glad most of you guys got it ^^

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