(Author’s note: I am writing this in a hunt and peck form due to my left wrist being cracked. I will likely be in a splint for 4 weeks, then in a wrist brace for 4 more…depending. Anyhow, here’s today’s fictioneers.)
The Red Plains
by Miles H. Rost
That is what was left of the old brownstone building in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska.
Andy Patridge looked at the charred papers strewn about the grounds. His 40 years of law and life, gone in 20 minutes.
“Any idea of who caused this?”
The fire chief looked at Andy and furrowed his caterpillar brows.
“You keep thinking someone did this. We have no clue how this was done.”
“Actually,” the arson examiner popped up behind them, “I can conclude that it was likely his ex-wife that did it.”
“How’d you know that?” The chief balked.
“Spraypainted message. Says, “Die, you arseluch.”
That made me smile
Glad it made you smile. ^_^
Yes, made me smile, too. Good stuff!
That’s a pretty big clue!
Arson investigator didn’t have to work hard at this one. Why did you pick Lincoln, Nebraska as the location (I was born in Omaha)?
Gateway to the great plains. ^_^
I think someone is trying to blame the ex-wife, but I might just be overthinking it! Nice one.
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Wow! What did he do to her? Hell hath no fury and all that. Nicely done, Miles
I have no idea, to be honest.
Hell hath no fury! She made the arson investigator’s life too easy.
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But what exactly did he do? That’s the question!
Why would she be so dumb as to leave such an obvious clue? Maybe she already flew away on her broom 🙂
Maybe she wanted him to know.
The fire is gone?
I see what you did there… XD
Great story Miles – made me grin!
It may be an obvious clue, but they won’t get a conviction without decent evidence; as the wife of a lawyer, she’ll know that. And good for her – she had the last word!
Sorry to hear about your damaged wrist – ouch. Take care – we won’t forget you if it forces you offline.
Who knows if there will even be a trial…
Well, nothing like a message to direct the blame.
Especially when it’s true. XD
Ouch! What a vengeful ex!
Yep. Can’t let an ex stay around.
Great job in hunt and peck form!
Or it’s planted evidence… (could it have been the butler?)
No butlers available. 😛
No detective is needed to solve this mystery. His ex-wife was absolutely stupid for leaving such a comment. She may just as well of signed her name to it. The insurance company will not drop trying to find out who started the fire. Surely she IS on the run without her “insurance” money she was hoping to collect half.