What do you see # 18 – February 24, 2020

Thanks to Sadje for continuing this popular photoprompt in memory of Hélène who passed away last year.

Image Credit; Hoi An- Unsplash
( For visually challenged viewers, the picture shows an old bicycle parked in some bushes. There are old tools on its rack and a basket in the front)
When asked, no-one could remember when the bicycle had first appeared.
Neither could anyone recall how long it had actually been there.
There was also some confusion as to who it belonged to.
As no-one had been missing, imaginations went into overdrive.
Mrs Pierce said it belonged to the vicar.
Tom Rubble said it belonged to the delivery boy from the local store.
Ada Wright believed it was the property of Alice Webb to get to her rendezvous with her own husband, Peter.
Peter denied it of course and said Alice didn’t have a bicycle. When questioned later by the police, he admitted he used to meet her in the supermarket car park. He was handed divorce papers within a week.
After the body was found, the bicycle was taken away for examination and fingerprints.
It turned out that it didn’t belong to anyone in the village, just the unfortunate
owner who had come round the hairpin bend at the bottom of the hill too fast, hit a tree and gone flying into the undergrowth, breaking his neck as he landed.
No-one knew who he was or where he’d come from, but for one person, the bicycle was familiar, and they were keeping quiet.

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 recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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29 Responses to What do you see # 18 – February 24, 2020

  1. Sadje says:

    Wonderful imaginative tale! Maybe you will solve the mystery in part 2!
    Thanks for participating in the challenge.

  2. Jen Goldie says:

    I loved the way you introduced so many characters. It had an Agatha Christie feel. A WHODUNIT! Good stuff!!

  3. Michael says:

    Love a good mystery Di, well done.

  4. Chris Hall says:

    Roll over Agatha Christie!

  5. msjadeli says:

    Intriguing read, Di.

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  7. Wonderful take on the prompt! Well written. i like the intrigue at the end. Thank you.

  8. Violet Lentz says:

    Shrouded in mystery to the last. Nice one!

  9. judeitakali says:

    oh mehn, please tell? lovely intrigue and mystery

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