MLMM Wordle #285

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cabin, breakfast, drop, story, assets, roundabout, chill, service, rancor, hopeless, reason, outstanding

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is…………….

Drop everything, and meet me for breakfast tomorrow,’ he said.
Without giving a reason or so much as a by your leave, he rattled off the directions, then hung up.
So here she was driving towards what she hoped was a better future.
‘Take the first left off the roundabout, and left again at the service station.
Follow the road until you come to a sign showing a log cabin. Turn right. Drive for about three miles and take the left fork onto a dirt track which will lead you to my cottage.’

All seemed easy enough.
The view was outstanding, marred only by the flashing lights of the emergency services and the police as she pulled up by the gate.
She felt a chill go down her spine as a uniformed officer tapped on her window and asked her to get out of the car.
The nightmare had only just started.

As she was questioned for the nth time, she repeated her story, her voice flat but without rancour.
They hadn’t known each other long. No, she didn’t know his business but he had mentioned a line of assets including a secluded cottage in the hills and a port folio boasting millions in stocks and bonds.
It was hopeless. She was now the Number One suspect in the murder of a guy she hardly knew.

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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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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12 Responses to MLMM Wordle #285

  1. murisopsis says:

    What a start to a crime novel! You really need to take some of these stories a step further!!!

  2. Sadje says:

    So interesting

  3. rugby843 says:

    Oh no😳

    Sent from my iPhone

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  4. Carol anne says:

    Excellent piece, Di! Great story! 🙂

  5. Nancy Richy says:

    Neat as a pin … both your story and whoever committed the murder and is trying to frame her! Great writing!

  6. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Wow, great intro

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