Kent was stabbing someone. I think it was Mary. Maybe it was Bill. I don't know. The important thing is that it was a person and he or she was in the process of being killed by Kent, who everyone called "The Guy Who Likes to Stab People." Once he tried to stab Tony buy Tony was wearing chainmail so it didn't work. Later they went for figs.

Kent finished stabbing the person, who then died. The person was red, slick with blood. I didn't know if it was a man or woman. When he was done, Kent wiped his knife on his pants and said "Well, that should take care of my stabbing someone fix for today."

"How many people have you stabbed?" asked Kelsey.

"I stab one person a day," said Kent. "I've been doing it since my 17th birthday so that makes exactly 1,492 people I've killed."

"I am surprised the police haven't arrested you," said Kelsey.

"So am I," said Kent. "Let's go for figs."

Kelsey and Kent went to Figs R Us, a fig restaurant down by the Ganges River. They only served figs there. There was only one item on the menu, which was BOWL OF FIGS. It cost $2.99.

Kent and Kelsey bought a bowl of figs and Kent immediately started shoving them in his mouth.

"Aren't you hungry?" he asked, frowning at Kelsey.

"Bloodshed makes me lose my appetite."

"Oh."

Kent finished the figs in two minutes.

"Yum," he said, wiping his mouth. "I am full. I wonder who I'll stab tomorrow."

"No one," said Kelsey.

"Why do you say that?"

"One of those figs was coated in cyanide," said Kelsey. "You won't live long enough to see tomorrow."

Kent got mad. He pulled out his knife to stab Kelsey and then he dropped dead.

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Fablanta about 10 years ago

Surreal or what? Their names are like ours, their places are like ours but they live in a reality that is not ours. All in all a good story. It would have been great though if Kelsey had turned out to be a serial poisoner in a realm where everybody, on turning 17, has the passionless, compulsion to kill one person a day using their one particular method of choice.

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Prompt (write a story including these elements)

hero Kelsey
villain Kent
goal End the bloodshed
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