The Lie Exposed – Friday Fictioneers – March 29th

Are you a fiction writer? Do you love taking a simple prompt and weaving a story that explains your vision of what you see? Then you may want to enroll in the Friday Fictioneers treatment program. Each week our lovely counselor in residence, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, posts the photo that launches a grand adventure for those of us infected with this condition. All around the world writers eagerly await their weekly tonic.

Copyright - Rpchelle Wisof- Fields

Copyright – Rochelle Wisoff- Fields

Many times the photo featured for the prompt comes from one of the writers involved in our ever enlarging circle. This week, however, our own Mistress Rochelle is the visual prompt supplier. What do you see in this photo?

This week I chose to continue my story started two weeks ago about a woman who escaped an abusive relationship by ridding the world of her husband in the prompt named Freedom Flower. Last week I added the second installment concerning the detective assigned to the case in Equine Wisdom. In this week’s edition you find out more about the history of the abuse the wife endured.

(Genre: General Fiction)



Clarice lit two oil lamps on the kitchen table. It was now nine months without the threat of Jackson using his fists to express his displeasure with her. What did the detective know?

“Mrs. Carr, I just have a few questions,” Detective Sophie Marcus said.


“On the toxicology report we found that Mr. Carr’s blood was perilously thin. Was he being treated for blood clots?”

“Blood clots?” Clarice scrambled to think of an answer. “Yes, he had problems with those.”

The look on the detective’s face troubled Clarice.

“Mrs. Carr you might want to rethink what you just said,” Marcus said as she slapped another paper on the table.


About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
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52 Responses to The Lie Exposed – Friday Fictioneers – March 29th

  1. zookyworld says:

    I like that you’re piecing these prompts into a longer story. I went back to the other two installments to read what’s happened before. I’m looking forward to see what happens next…

  2. 40again says:

    Can’t wait to find out what haapens next
    Well told Joe, another great instalment

  3. Parul says:

    I hadn’t read the earlier two instalments until now. A very gripping story and both the characters – the widow and the detective are so well layered that as a reader you want to root for both of them. Ace job!

  4. julespaige says:

    It is too bad when justice can’t be metered out without violence.
    You’d like to think even though it was a trap by the detective, that Mrs. Carr would be shown some sympathy.

  5. vbholmes says:

    Hmmmm. I think Clarice is lucky to have had nine worry-free months–Sophie had best up her time schedule or the black widow might skip town.

  6. Actually death by aspirin is entirely possible. Slow and painful. Seems that Clarice is a little rat trapped in a corner. Perhaps she should’ve just gotten a restraining order on her husband and gone to a shelter.

  7. nightlake says:

    think she might get arrested..The detective just needs some solid proof

  8. Death by Aspirin? Sorry 😦 I must go and read the others as we all know 100 words at times..simply isn’t enough. Well depicted and the tension building.

  9. Tom Poet says:

    The story gets better by the week. I am caught up now. This sealed the deal for me but hopefully not for the abused wife. I hope the detective lets her go.


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