Wherein Lies the Crime?

The air lay still and putrid, festering beneath a boiling sky.

No one breathed.

No one was left to breathe.

Who, then, would ever determine if the break-in was illegal;
or, if the existence of a biological warfare facility was?

No one.

Photo by Wendelin Jacober on Pexels.com

©2021 Chel Owens

In response to Deb’s 42 Words #6: Crime.

19 thoughts on “Wherein Lies the Crime?

  1. johnlmalone February 15, 2021 / 1:21 am

    Wow! you’ve done an amazing job in a very short space: terrifying — and what a startling, evocative pic !!!

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  2. D. Wallace Peach February 15, 2021 / 10:36 am

    So sinister! A great take on the prompt and you found the perfect image. 🙂

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  3. johnlmalone February 15, 2021 / 11:16 pm

    I’ve read this again: it’s a dark and sinister provocation of a story: I am amazed at its economy — every word, and there are few, is in service to the total effect 🙂

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  4. Jules February 17, 2021 / 11:21 am

    “WHO”? indeed. Some believe that *cough, cough* some regulatory agencies are – jokes.

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    • Chel Owens February 17, 2021 / 6:39 pm

      Yeah…. it’s scary what’s in the hands of which sorts of people…

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