Fresh from writing Guilty Mind and Anchor, I focused my mind on August’s last story for my patrons, a mystery. Back in July, I completed the first challenge for this year’s Flash Fiction competition, Seeking Justice, another mystery. With flash fiction’s word limitation, developing a mystery can be difficult. However, the inspiration for my entry proved to be a wonderful way to explore a crime.
Thankfully, during the initial stages of creating this tale, the bones of the story flew through my fingers. Once I built the story’s skeleton, the meat of the investigation developed. Despite how easily the story flowed, there was a fair amount of work required to finish the story, tumbling about in my mind. When I completed the last draft, I grinned as I realized how much simpler this format was for writing a mystery.
Sit down with your popcorn and watch as Kyle closes another case.
Gregory Bridger, an aide for a powerful councillor, died under mysterious conditions. And his family hired Mr. Rickman to find the truth…
“Sir, you can’t interrupt them!”
Kyle glanced over his shoulder, smirking at the host. He turned the doorknob and threw the door open. “It’s okay, there’s a killer to find in here. Don’t worry, I’ll be sure to apologize for the inconvenience.”
Kyle scurried to the solitary table in the room. He rubbed his hands as his gaze swept across the people sitting there. “Good evening, everyone. At the insistence of the restaurant’s staff, I’m sorry for disturbing your meal, Jessica, but I am afraid we have a lot to discuss.”
When the host opened the door, the woman in the middle of the table cradled her chin in her fingers and clicked her tongue. “Sebastian, it’s alright. Mr. Rickman is welcome here.”
With a nod, the man backed out of the room. “Yes, mam, I’ll send David in shortly.”
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