Friday Fictioneers challenges us to write fewer than 101 words mused up by a photograph supplied by one of us and posted as our prompt by the ever-wonderful Rochelle. Click the prompt photo to see her blog page and get clued-in on all the fun.
Here is today’s picture and my story.
Genre: Crime Fiction
Title: The Payoff
Word count: 100
I was out walking behind the old abandon Morrow Brothers service station, where I had my first job. Hearing voices, I climbed over the mess of old mufflers and tires to see.
I saw Clay Morrow arguing with some guy. Morrow pulled a gun from his toolbox and shot the man.
I saw youthful me—watching.
Then, I watched as Morrow walked over to me, said something, and handed me a paper.
Back home, I called Dr. Kupferberg.
“Doc, I wasn’t dreaming. I remember. I witnessed a murder and told no one. Morrow paid me off. I’m holding the check.”
Look both ways.
You won’t recall repressed memories, until you do.
Mind the gaps in criminal acts, especially if you’re involved.