The Mistress of Friday Fictioneer micro-fiction (and non-fiction), Rochelle, has floated us a Roger Bulot picture with a bench, a bridge, a fence, a river, and a cityscape to inspire us to write our best story in fewer than 101 words. I shoot for a hundred. Some do less. Never more.
Take the risk and click on Roger’s pic to be shipped over to Rochelle’s blog where it all begins.
Genre: Historical Fiction
Title: Green River Gary
Word Count: 100
Gary Ridgway, a middle-aged man, sat on the bench next to her. He asked her name.
“I’m Jane Sue, wanna party? Twenty-five and you get it all.”
He pulled out a Bible and started reading aloud. She rolled her eyes.
Gary said, “Let’s go to Cody’s Camp near the river. We can moonlight dance.”
Jane said, “Dancing’s extra. Time’s money. Let’s go.”
They got in his truck and drove off.
Her real name wasn’t Jane. To this day she is known as one of several Jane Doe’s. Gary sits out his life plea deal. Did he ever reach 100 murders?
Look both ways and look again and again.
Mind the gaps, it’s a dangerous world out there.
Note: Gary Leon Ridgway is The Green River Killer. He confessed to the murders of more than 70 women, and it may have been over 90. He is still alive (age 73 now), in prison in Walla Walla, Washington.
There is more than one Green River, as the CCR band can testify.