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Unanswered questions (Friday Fictioneers)

June 13, 2019
PHOTO PROMPT © Valerie J. Barrett

This scene was exactly like all the others. Blood soaked, splatter everywhere, body print on the floor, but no body.

Except for one detail.

I knew what coated the spoon… and it wasn’t flour.

“Different.”

“Yup.” And I wasn’t happy about it.

“Change of plan?”

“Something changed. Fought back most likely.” I stepped around the kitchen, my hands clasped behind me so as not to contaminate anything. My partner wandered off, interest lost with no evidence to bag.

Where did the bodies go? What did he kill them with? These were questions I had no answers to. “Pixie dust.”

Why?

This is a Friday Fictioneers prompt

Word Count: 100

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33 Comments
  1. Gwen Plano permalink

    Amazing writing, Laurie. You created a powerful story in 100 words. Wow!

  2. Pixie dust indeed!

  3. gahlearner permalink

    Pixie dust, the plot thickens. Where did the murderer get it, was it murder at all? This is a great mystery and could go so many ways.

  4. Smart detectives can crack all the cases!
    Intriguing & interesting.

    Three Musketeers – Anita

  5. An evil pixie, or just dealing with them? Nice mis-direction with the white powder Laurie 🙂

  6. Dear Laurie,

    I’d be putting a mask over my nose and mouth so as not to breathe in the Pixie dust. Clever dialogue. the plot thickens.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  7. You have to watch for those evil pixies. They’ll do you in every time. A good, well-written murder myster, Laurie. 🙂 — Suzanne

  8. I’ve never trusted those pesky pixies! Nice one Laurie

    Rosey invited me to lunch!

  9. This was wonderful. Pixie Dust – they always make it seem so friendly and harmless in the movies…

  10. My goodness, are we being invaded by a group of body snatchers from the fantasy world at the bottome of the garden? You know the ones those silent, smiling Gnomes and their Pixie helpers?

    • Haha haha I can’t give away the secrets but they might have formed a gang. Violent little buggers. Gotta keep your eyes peeled.

  11. Oh dear, another Pixie gone rogue!

  12. Nice turn. Pixies! Love it!

  13. Abhijit Ray permalink

    Detective inspector has raised many valid questions. Now is the time to find answers.

  14. Pixie dust… sounds like the newest thing when it comes to overdosing.

  15. What a wonderful story! You left wondering if pixie dust is a drug, or poison, or a fantasy 🙂

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