FFfAW: The Smoking Gun

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The trial that had captivated half the town was nearing its conclusion. Abigail watched from her living room, while flipping through photos on her laptop.

The reporter was giving his analysis as to why Alcott Aldway would obviously be set free, as the murder weapon had never been found.

Abigail sighed as she glanced at the photo of Elsa and herself making duck faces outside the restaurant, no justice for poor Mrs. Bartley who had sat through weeks of hearing how her daughter had been cruelly hacked to death.

Suddenly her finger paused midair and she bentΒ closer to the screen.

The juror was reading out the verdict.

“We find the defendant, not….”


All eyes turned in shock at Abigail who had burst into the courtroom screaming like a deranged banshee. She’driven in a far more crazed fashion, after having spotted Alcott’s face in the background of the photo, as he emerged from the oldΒ gymnasium.

Today, justice would be done, albeit not wholly by the system.

Written for: Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

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Author: Ugly Aphrodite (Available on Amazon Kindle) Ah, the need to get your thoughts out there! Happy reading folks!
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24 Responses to FFfAW: The Smoking Gun

  1. mandibelle16 says:

    Love it how Abigail burst out screaming. I’m glad justice was served. Her poor friend deserved that and her friend’s Mom.

  2. I love your spin to the prompt! I also love how she was able to get the justice that Alcott deserved! Great twist at the end. Loved it!

  3. Sonya says:

    Oooh, just in time… Great take on the prompt!

  4. Shivangi says:

    What a thriller! Loved every bit of it. I have never tried writing crime thrillers… Yours is amazing!

  5. afairymind says:

    That’s what you call ‘cutting it fine’! At least justice will now be done. Great story. πŸ™‚

  6. luckyjc007 says:

    Exciting story and well done! Fortunately she was paying close attention to details! πŸ™‚

  7. samratkel says:

    A very detailed story brilliantly accomplished.

  8. rogershipp says:

    Wonderfully told and a great ending!

  9. A good thing he isn’t going to get away with it.

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