Not the Usual Suspects – Friday Fictioneers – April 26th

Led by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, we take the photo offered and weave our magic with prose and poetry to entertain you. All around the world writers eagerly await their weekly tonic. Now there are just as many readers impatiently watching their cvalendars for the magical day.

Many times the photo featured for the prompt comes from one of the writers involved in our ever enlarging circle. This week, Claire Fuller is the photo provider. I hope you will check out her blog with the link in her name .

Due to a popular requests I am keeping Detective Sophie Marcus as my main character for these weekly photo adventures. In the previous installment Sophie is brought in to investigate a murder at a writing conference. You can catch up by reading “The Hornet Chronicles“.

(Genre: Crime Fiction)


 “So you are part of the writer’s conference?” Sophie asked.

“Yes, There are twenty-five of us here. Well, I guess twenty-four now.”

“Any knowledge of a problem between the victim and others attending the conference?”

“Honestly detective it could be anyone. David, Carrie, E.L., Janet or anyone else. All of us had disparaging reviews of our books posted online by her. With the five year contract being awarded at the end of the conference someone could earn two million dollars if they meet all the incentives,” Ted told her.

“Money as a motive again?” Sophie asked.



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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43 Responses to Not the Usual Suspects – Friday Fictioneers – April 26th

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  3. Sarah Ann says:

    Great story Joe. I’d really like to see how this develops. What were each of the other writers doing when the victim died? And who’d be a critic?

  4. Mystikel says:

    I would have liked the story but for some reason my like button is not loading. Please consider yourself “liked”! Can’t wait for the next installment.

  5. I think every FFictioneer should crash that conference…and let the fun begin.

  6. You know, I’m kind of offended, seeing how no one invited me to this conference. On the other hand, I have a reputation of killing people off, so it might be for the best that I wasn’t on the guest list.

  7. Anne Orchard says:

    Very good – surely there’s no rivalry between writers, is there? It’s hard to post a bad review of someone else’s work, but sometimes you just have to do it. I think this will build into an enjoyable longer story.

  8. This made me laugh. It wasn’t me, I swear. I had an air-tight alibi.

  9. vb holmes says:

    I think the victim wrote a whiz-bang of an exposé of goings-on at the conference and was wiped to keep the scandals under wraps. Fun serial, Joe

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