It’s time for this week’s Song Title Challenge.
Write a short piece of fiction, around 300 words, using the song title as your story title but don’t listen to the song. You can pick your own genre or use the one suggested to me. Remember to link back to this post so I can find yours.
This week’s song is Luscious Lakes ~ The Dragon Chef’s Belly by Christophe Heral and Billy Martin and the genre is Crime/Mystery. This song title is going to test my creativity (and possibly my cheatativity as well) to the limit, and could only have been suggested by the recently Freshly-Pressed bumblepuppies.
Luscious Lakes ~ The Dragon Chef’s Belly
Dr Rossum yawned. When she’d applied for this job she’d thought it would be interesting. But being a police medical examiner had turned out to be the most monotonous job on Earth. For not the first time she wished she had stayed in mainstream pathology. There at least one had the chance to catch a diagnosis one’s colleagues had missed, even if it was after the fact. But the biggest challenge a coroner faced was to figure out which calibre bullet punched a hole in the victim’s chest or whether the stabber was right-handed or left.
Take this poor sod, on the table. Cause of death, a gunshot wound to the heart, was obvious from a cursory examination, and it was a through-and-through, so there wasn’t even a need to open him up to recover the slug. But the law said there had to be an autopsy, and she was a servant of the law – had to take an oath and everything. What she wouldn’t give for a mysterious serial killer with a macabre MO that will test her skills to their limit.
Dr Rossum was placing the final stitch in the y-incision when her phone vibrated. She removed her latex gloves and headed for her desk. It was a text message from Detective Bova.
CHEF’S BELLY SLICED OPEN.
Now that sounds interesting, she thought. Though it was a shame about Chef Wen. She was a regular patron of The Dragon. Not anymore, she supposed.
She glanced at the clock. 3PM. She’d expected that the body would be discovered earlier than this.
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