A spot of murder to start the day, inspired by Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch.
They dragged her into the brightly lit interrogation room, struggling and spitting, and forced her down into a chair.
Once they’d read her the standard caution, the words flooded out of her exhausted frame. How she’d put up with his violence for years until she’d finally snapped and decided to kill him. How she’d set up an alibi and learned the patrol patterns at his heavily guarded office so she could slip between them unnoticed, in and out like a ghost.
“And I’d have got away with it too, if it wasn’t for that stupid pebble in my shoe.”
5 thoughts on “True grit”
Such intensity, and then the humor. Great writing in 99 words!
Thanks Charli! Looking forward to the next prompt!
You take us through domestic violence and sadness to end up in laughter…’ pebble in the shoe..’ An apt story for the photo prompt and well-written.