Time To Write: Random Words 9

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Our challenge today is to write a story using all of the above words.

Detective Janus knew the victim, and could tell that her death was not a suicide, despite the note he held in his gloved hand.
Announcing the room was now a crime scene, his partner asked
‘How do you know?’
Janus sniffed the air, his gaze falling on the mug with the empty bottle of pills beside it.
‘The clue is in the coffee.’
‘What, the brand?’
‘No.’
‘What then?’
‘She never drank the stuff.’

74 words

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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8 Responses to Time To Write: Random Words 9

  1. Rachel says:

    This was great! I especially love the last line. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. calmkate says:

    lol love that twist 🙂

  3. Pingback: Time To Write: Red Herring [Creative Writing Prompt – Mystery Month] – Rachel Poli

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