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Shorty #5: Detective Timmons

May 3, 2010

A story of 100 words or less and written for the following prompt:

Your first sentence (not included in the 100 word cap) is:
“It was no surprise that Detective Timmons was at the door.”

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It was no surprise that Detective Timmons was at the door.

Jenny Timmons, first female in her class to make detective; a fact she let everyone know. Standing in my doorway, sun behind her, I saw the faint outline of an arrogant smile on her face.

“Angela. Hope I didn’t disturb you.”

“Not at all, Jenny. Care for a drink?”

“This isn’t a social call.”

“Oh?”

“We’re looking for anyone who might have seen something suspicious last night. Gus Brown’s house was robbed.”

“Sorry, I can’t help you, dear.”

A shame she wasn’t looking for her husband because he was easy to find. Johnny Timmons was waiting upstairs in my bedroom.

© 2010 by Michael Fishman

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