Viral Victor

139 01 January 17th 2016

Victor’s high-jinx never impressed Sally. Messed with her mind and her mood. Starting small, he’d escalate until she declared war. A truce, a period of peace, until . . .  Victor off on a crazy antic, a viral video within minutes of posting. Sally didn’t appreciate the global portrayal of her as Viral Victor’s bitchy, demanding wife with no sense of humour or playfulness.

Then, it was find the car keys. An obscure, slightly obscene clue, uncoded equaled location of  keys. Once bored with this, Victor moved up to hiding Sally’s car. During a snow storm. On her first day of a new job.

Friends and family gathered to offer support. “Poor Sally.” “Victor gone.” “Must have been making one of his videos; fell in the car trunk.” “Bashed his head on the trunk lid.” “Parked where he was, no-one would hear him.” “Found too late.” “Snow storm.”

Sally thanked everyone for stopping by after the funeral. House finally empty, she changed into comfy clothes, made a bowl of popcorn, and settled down to watch her personal-viral video – Victor pleading for her to let him out of the trunk of her car. As it got colder. And snowier. (200)

Written for Sunday Photo Fiction, January 17th, 2016. Thanks, Al, for the taste of winter!

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25 thoughts on “Viral Victor

  1. Char January 19, 2016 / 10:42 am

    Oh-my-my! This is wicked (In both its meanings – a dark plot line that is also kinda brilliant) =D

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    • taleweavering January 19, 2016 / 12:28 pm

      Thanks!
      The photo brought out my darker side. Funny thing is, afterwards, I read others’ stories — and these often went dark as well.
      Must admit, it can be fun to write from the wicked side!

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  2. Sunday Fiction January 18, 2016 / 8:55 am

    Heh, well he did love his viral videos. If he’s going to make her out to be a bitch, why not prove him right and make him the receiving end and stop him once and for all. Great story :-)

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    • taleweavering January 18, 2016 / 1:36 pm

      Thanks. True, if he’s painted her one way, she might as well act it out, lol. Hadn’t thought it through that way, but it definitely works.

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  3. Bastet January 18, 2016 / 3:32 am

    Ah yes, pranks can get old and tiring … and as the Italians say, vengeance is a plate best eaten cold – love your story. ;-)

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    • taleweavering January 18, 2016 / 3:40 am

      Thank you!
      I thought vengeance might be best cold, and now I know! ;)
      Glad you liked the story.

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      • Bastet January 19, 2016 / 7:53 am

        :-) ah yes … definitely cold ;-)

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  4. mandibelle16 January 17, 2016 / 6:37 pm

    Victor was awful and mean. He turned Sally into a monster who hated him and wanted him dead. How she got him in the trunk I don’t know but he was there and she let him freeze, and gave him a nice head wound. Now she is happy and her life is peaceful. On some level I don’t blame her at all. Well written.

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    • taleweavering January 17, 2016 / 11:19 pm

      So true, mandibelle. Feeling okay about Sally’s behaviour somehow doesn’t seem right, yet . . .
      Perfect synopsis. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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  5. mj6969 January 17, 2016 / 2:13 pm

    Nasty ending … but seemingly justified! ;)

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    • taleweavering January 17, 2016 / 4:54 pm

      My own nasty, vengeful, mean streak was manifesting itself, so I tried to wrap it in dark humour! lol

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      • mj6969 January 18, 2016 / 10:44 am

        LOL …. it’s good when we can find an outlet for the “less desirable traits we have” that is safe and well …. er … fun ;)

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        • taleweavering January 18, 2016 / 1:31 pm

          Oh, so very, very, very true! ;) This photo brought out the dark humour in many! Least, I think it’s just humour, lol. ;]

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  6. Graham Lawrence January 17, 2016 / 1:01 pm

    I love how you crafted this story. Specially the viral pleading video at the end. Well done.

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    • taleweavering January 17, 2016 / 4:52 pm

      Thank you.
      Glad you enjoyed the “nasty” dark humoured twist at the end. Seemed just what Sally would want/need to do, lol.

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  7. Mike January 17, 2016 / 11:38 am

    A great story. I also enjoyed the dark humour. Loved the image you conjured up of her watching the video of poor Victor’s demise.

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    • taleweavering January 17, 2016 / 4:49 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the dark humour — for some reason, the photo just seemed to bring out of the sly and nasty in my writing, lol.
      I really could picture her in pjs, watching poor Victor as she enjoyed her “victory!”

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  8. angietrafford January 17, 2016 / 9:29 am

    The pranker ended up being the one that got pranked, revenge can be ever so sweet!

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  9. Matthew Burgos January 17, 2016 / 3:58 am

    Vicious yet funny. I adore the complement of this piece. Well done! Thank you.

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    • taleweavering January 17, 2016 / 4:31 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the dark humour — seemed to suit the picture and the goals of the post.

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  10. Steve Lakey January 17, 2016 / 3:45 am

    Sally’s friends really are a trusting bunch! I guess she’s the victor now. 😉Like the dark humour here.

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    • taleweavering January 17, 2016 / 4:29 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the dark humour. It was fun writing about Sally’s villainy!
      Yes, her friends are a trusting bunch — let’s hope no crosses her!
      Like your pun about her situation as a “victor.”

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