“If I were a crayon? What the actual…it *really* says that?!”
DCI Lucas rolled his eyes to the heavens as the voice at the other end of the phone answered with a long affirmative.
A letter, found buried in the bottom of the paper recycling bin at one of the older residents’ houses suggested the victim had tried to reach out (albeit in an odd manner) to explain how, in spite of his brown skin and unusual ways, like a crayon that didn’t fit in with the colours surrounding it in the box, he could nonetheless bring depth of tone, contrast, exciting change, and bright new harmonies to the village, improving all their lives.
The chap had waxed beautifully lyrically, even if his spoutings were a bit on the trippy side, the detective mused. Such a shame he was so awfully dead, but perhaps this might shed new light on the motives for his murder – it had to be race, didn’t it…unless…no…this couldn’t have been interpreted as a slight, could it?
This was the latest episode of Six Sentence Stories, as hosted by Ivy, and the cue was TRIP.
It also blends into Finish the Sentence Friday, with the starter “If I were a crayon…” hosted by Kristi Campbell. Fancy your hand at either? Come and join in 🙂
Preceding episodes (from the beginning)