Murder At Canterbury College. For Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT Copyright -Jennifer Pendergast

PHOTO PROMPT
Copyright –Jennifer Pendergast

Genre: Fiction

Word count: 100

“They got out through there, Inspector.” The constable directed his comment toward me and pointed to the window. “Looks like the victim put up a fight.”

Red hand prints marred the barely open leaded glass and my attention swung to the adjacent desk where—slumped over it, clutching a plasma-laden knife—sat the apparently strangled dean of Canterbury College.

“Check hospitals,” I said. “I’ll warrant they’re badly injured and won’t get too far. And send this knife to forensics. I want DNA and fingerprints. What’s this?”

I read aloud the note, apparently strategically placed under the deceased’s hand.

“You’re next.”

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19 thoughts on “Murder At Canterbury College. For Friday Fictioneers

    • Dear Elmo. As I said to Patricia, I have a few memory and concentration problems, so I don’t think I would be able to keep track of the complicated plot lines that writing a mystery would involve. However, thank you for the wonderful compliment 🙂 I’m glad you liked this little story 😀

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    • It’s funny, I never thought I would be able to write a full scale mystery, and am still doubtful, but thank you for thinking I could :).
      I have a few memory and concentration problems, so I don’t think I would be able to keep track of anything too complicated like a mystery would most certainly involve. But, small excerpts like this seem to be a lot easier for me to handle 🙂
      Thank you, Patricia, for your comments and kind words 🙂

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  1. While reading other’s work, the picture has finally appeared larger than it seemed on Wednesday and I saw the window above the arch and wondered why no one had written a story using that as the subject. WELL DONE! I love your take!

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