Title: Out of Time
Source: Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers – Week of 06-19 through 06-25-2018
Word count: 174 words
Detective Walsh ran his fingers through his thick dark hair and sighed with exasperation. He had done everything short of begging the judge for the search warrant. Now his team was finding nothing.
“Boss, can we wrap this up?”
Walsh realized time and luck had run out.
“Boss? I found a box of photos in a heat return,” Probie Kennedy interrupted.
Walsh grabbed the box and riffled the contents finding an odd assortment of amateurish snaps. Why would anyone hide these?
Gazing at the photo of a candlestick, he flipped it over. Printed on the back was the date, “January 5.” A murder happened on that date. He knew the details. The medical examiner’s report described the murder weapon as a circular object with a flat base, consistent with the bottom or a vase or lamp.
“Or a candlestick,” he muttered.
The photos were all dated, and he bet the dates coincided with a murder and the objects with the medical examiner’s description of the murder weapon.
Perhaps luck was still on his side.
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer