Sergeant Carroll’s eyes narrowed as he watched the pretty brunette retrieve her phone from the floor and gather her bags and chattels around her once more, before shaking her hair from her eyes and shouldering her way through the door of the Post Office Cafe. Her body language suggested a big, overblown greeting in the direction of the elderly proprietor, and he registered the way the blond man’s shoulders had tensed up.
Sergeant Kevin Carroll was proud of his perspicacity, which had saved many an investigation in his time working with DCI Lucas. The two of them made a formidable team, and when it came to open eyes ‘on the ground’, and shooting from the hip to pin coincidence to clue, he considered himself something of a quick-draw.
Photos taken and notes logged, he watched with interest as the brunette turned to face the man – Tom, who really shouldn’t still be hanging around the village each day, having been let off, and him knowing nothing of the situation – with what looked like very badly acted surprise. His list of possible reasons for her actions grew as her gestures got wilder and her face got redder, culminating in her throwing her hands in the air as Tom stood abruptly, aimed an unknown utterance at Mrs McAlister and made a hurried escape from the building, letting the little blue-painted door slam behind him, its windows rattling in their frames.
This was a Six Sentence Stories post – the LAST which will be written by SSS cue alone (thanks Ivy, for this week’s ‘draw’), because HERE’S THE REAL-LIVE PLOT-TWIST! I want YOUR help to amp up the story and keep it going. I want more challenge, more speed, and MORE PROMPTS!
I’m gonna make a Whodunnit of EPIC Hercule-Poirot-ean proportions, and YOU are gonna help me.
Keep watching for the following meme, which will appear sometimes here in posts, sometimes on my blog’s Facebook page, and sometimes on my personal Facebook page. I’ll be looking for the first TWO people to comment with prompts which haven’t been used before, to help shape the next chapters of the story, which will be coming faster, at a rate of three a week. You WILL be credited for prompts.
LET’S DO THIS!
Here’s the most recent chapter – Ready to FIND OUT whodunnit – and you can back-track from there 🙂