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The Confessional Killer

Updated: Dec 4, 2023

For some, the past is unforgettable, and for a few, it is unforgivable. To an extremely few, it is both. For these few, the haunting history sometimes dictates their present and future.

“The Confession Killer” by Rajiv R Nair deals with one such damaged lad trying to repent and hunt at the same time while revealing his true motivations and past to his victims.



This contribution is edited by Sreekar Ayyagari & Tarun Chintam & photographed by Prabhath Narapareddy.



This flash fiction is available in paperback & ebook.

Cover Photo by Prabhath Narapareddy

On a sunny Sunday afternoon after the Morning Service, the church door creaked as a man wearing shabby clothes with piercings all over the body walked down the aisle towards the confessional.

The priest observing the person entering the confessional rushes to the other side of it. Both of them occupy their seats at once.

In a hoarse voice, the stranger said, “Father, I have come to confess sins.”

Leaning his ear towards the white curtain that was separating them, the priest mentioned, “Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper child but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.”

The stranger whispered, “I want to kill a man who has destroyed my life.”

Taking a deep breath, the priest asked, “And what will you achieve of it?”

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