What Would You Do? – Friday Fictioneers – April 12

If you do not know about the Friday Fictioneers it is a wonderful little weekly gathering where we use a photo to tell a story. 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 - Sandra Crook

copyright – Sandra Crook

This week I chose to continue my story started four weeks ago about a woman who escaped an abusive relationship by ridding the world of her husband in the prompt named Freedom Flower.  I added the second installment concerning the detective assigned to the case in Equine Wisdom. After that was one where Detective Sophie Marcus caught Clarice in a lie The Lie Exposed. Last week Clarice began her explanation of why she did it with When Ugly Is Truly Beauty. This week the story ends with the following 100 words.

(Genre: General Fiction)


“This is a photo of the place we met. He had to show me the replica motorcycle he built with his father,” Clarice cried, wiping tears with both hands.

“Mrs. Carr I asked you to stand and turn around!” Detective Marcus ordered.

Clarice looked her in the eyes to see no hint of sympathy. Realizing she was at the end of the line, she complied.

“Clarice Carr you are under arrest for the premeditated murder of your husband!” Marcus clicked the handcuffs on Clarice’s wrists and moved her toward the door.

“Detective? What would you have done, if you were me?” Clarice asked.

“Honestly Mrs. Carr I would have shot the son of a gun!” Marcus answered.


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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25 Responses to What Would You Do? – Friday Fictioneers – April 12

  1. vbholmes says:

    Looking forward to more Sophie–also hoping Clarice gets a good lawyer and a break in court.

  2. Nice piece of writing.
    Stands by itself.

  3. A big difference between sympathy and justice, I guess. It’d be hard to a cop when you find yourself agreeing with the people you’re arresting. Nice job.

  4. julespaige says:

    Dang…now I have to back track ’cause I forgot how she did do It.

    Floating seems to be either evil or angelical. 🙂 Thanks for your visit.

  5. Alastair says:

    Awesome conclusion 🙂

  6. elappleby says:

    Hi Joe
    a very convincing little tale – I don’t think the detective wanted to arrest her. Poor Clarice.
    I love the fact that the detective is called Marcus – I get that it’s her surname, but it still confuses me every week that she has a boy’s name, just briefly, which makes her more memorable.

  7. silently Kim says:

    You breathed life into the characters very nicely. Good ending.

    • Joe Owens says:

      Thanks Kim. I enjoyed the series, but felt like I needed to leave at this point so it kept some life. People like to determine their own ending sometimes.

  8. Tom Poet says:

    Nice job with the series, not an easy thing to pull off. You did it justice by keeping it real in the end. Well done!


  9. camgal says:

    Oh my. That was a brilliant conclusion 🙂 the detective himself would not stand for such treatment, let alone expect as fragile a being as a woman. Lovely.

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