Saturday, April 30, 2022

Six Sentence Story

30th April


 The prompt for the six sentence story was "term"

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30th April 2022

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Sally walked through the tape, avoiding cracked steps, and stopped to put plastic shoe coverings on before  entering the open front door of the Victorian terraced house.  Her eyes smarted, and she coughed as the strong smell of bleach unexpectedly caught her throat. Making her way towards the kitchen she was thankful to observe that the all the windows were open, yet she still covered her face with her hands. 

"All yours, Doctor," said one of the policemen as he passed her in the corridor, "not a pretty site, I'm afraid." 

How spotless everything looks, she thought, glancing round the kitchen. The only disorder the body, a woman in her early thirties, she surmised, clothes in disarray, cuts, bruises, blood everywhere  and, shockingly, as far as Sally could tell, pregnant and full term. Immediately falling on her knees she proceeded to ascertain whether the baby was alive or, more likely dead. 

8 comments :

  1. Such a sad scene. It could be the start of a murder mystery.

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    1. Thank you.
      The start of a murder mystery - now that's an idea.x

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  2. Loved it, I really need to get back to some flash fiction and this has given me the push I need. Thanks x

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    1. Thank you Jennifer. Glad you are going to put pen to paper. Good luck with your flash fiction

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  3. I am glad she checked if the baby was still alive. I imagine those first on the scene should have done so.

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    1. Yes, I didn't think that far. I was just "playing" with the six sentence thing.

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  4. Wow, such a thrilling and shocking tale. Great six!

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