Okay, I Wrote a Mystery

Charlene loved Mysteries, but nothing mysterious ever happened.

She walked past men robbing banks, and sighed.

Her eyes glazed over yet another discarded jewelry pile by a guttered body.

Sorting through inheritance letters from unknown relatives, she decided -maybe- to consider Romances.

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There you go, Deb. (For her 42 Words prompt, Mystery.)

22 thoughts on “Okay, I Wrote a Mystery

  1. Hobbo February 23, 2021 / 9:48 am

    You packed a lot of story into those 42 words. Loved the irony!

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      • Hobbo February 24, 2021 / 2:47 am

        It worked really well. Sometimes less is definitely better.πŸ™‚

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  2. Simon February 23, 2021 / 10:11 am

    Wow didn’t expect that 😍 loved it…πŸ’

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  3. Doug Jacquier February 23, 2021 / 11:17 am

    Clever stuff, Chel. If the ‘guttered’ body instead of ‘gutted’ was intentional, it’s genius and I’m stealing it one day. πŸ™‚

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    • Chel Owens February 23, 2021 / 4:39 pm

      Thanks, Doug! It was “body in the gutter,” but then the word count issues created the perfect slight double entendre…

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  4. tnkerr February 23, 2021 / 11:33 am

    I love the way your mind works.

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    • Chel Owens February 23, 2021 / 4:39 pm

      πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ This is why we’re blogging friends.

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  5. Herb February 23, 2021 / 2:18 pm

    She needed some inspiration.

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    • Chel Owens February 23, 2021 / 4:49 pm

      Sometimes, that inspiration is hiding in unexpected places.

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      • Herb February 23, 2021 / 5:38 pm

        And not out in the open, like a body laying there. lololol!πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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        • Chel Owens February 23, 2021 / 5:50 pm

          Yeah! Why would anything be that obvious? Sheesh! πŸ˜€

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  6. johnlmalone February 23, 2021 / 2:24 pm

    sharp and succinct: I wondered where this was going — then that twist at the end; wow !

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    • Chel Owens February 23, 2021 / 4:51 pm

      Thanks! πŸ™‚ It stems from a conversation I had with Deb about which one was worse to write. πŸ˜‰

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    • Chel Owens February 24, 2021 / 3:01 pm

      πŸ˜€ Thank you!!

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