3WW "Pratt in 3E"

The words over at Three Word Wednesday are foolish, mercy and relish.

Pratt in 3E
It would be ever so foolish of you to be enamored by Pratt’s boyish good looks, the great hair, the fuzz-free wool suits and the meticulously shined shoes.

You shouldn't be drawn into that sweet, even-keeled voice, flat without inflection or regional accent. Don’t trust the dry handshake that is not too soft, not too hard. Or the smile that seems warm, but is practiced and composed, nightly.

Because playing in Pratt’s mind are grainy-color 16mm home movies of the most violent sort. Bloody decapitations, chemical-burned flesh. Screams of mercy bluntly cut off. Torture of an underground sort that a majority of the population can’t even begin to fathom. This is where Pratt excels; he relishes his time alone with guests, entertaining in his very own way.

Pratt keeps it together only outside the expensive loft; a dwelling devoid of most home furnishings – and one that does not contain his real name on the lease.

But once inside, expertly installed refrigeration and extensive sound-dampening allows Pratt to create, in real time, the visions in his head.

14 comments:

VL Sheridan said...

Whoa! Totally f*cked up! The tension in this is palpable; Pratt seems like a malicious infection just waiting to engulf his next victim. Excellant work!

jaerose said...

I thought Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman was scary..but Pratt's dry, lizard-like persona sends shivers down me timbers..Jae

earlybird said...

I got the warning but I wasn't prepared for the reality. A good write.

Noah the Great said...

Awesome

how are you?

Ramesh Sood said...

I enjoyed as usual..can never make out what will come next..hence find it interesting..

Old Altonian said...

Boy, that's a dark one ThomG. What have you been eating lately?

Deanna Schrayer said...

Very chilling story Thom, very well told.

Chris said...

Good to see so much variety in 3WW, this is one of them. You should expand it and write a novel. Cheers.

Steve Green said...

A nicely nasty character is Mr Pratt, I think he would benefit from a bit more exposure on these pages.

oldegg said...

You merely confirm that there are some really weird people out waiting to get us. I say us that may not be true as I may be one of them, as most think I am a great guy always willing to shake your hand. Great visualation in so few words Thom.

Fear Not the Darkness but What lies Within said...

truly horrifying the mind of a killer.So well written bravo Thom

trisha said...

i really think violent movies seriously effect brain!

scary one thom!

The Fool said...

Eerie one.

rmpWritings said...

nice piece...interesting character...loved the build up and the end.