Trifecta-Week One Hundred Three – The Murderer Revealed

Monday morning at 10 AM we get another prompt from Trifecta. You don’t know who Trifecta is? It is a group that provides two prompts each week, on Monday and Friday for your fiction writing pleasure. The Monday prompt is geared to fall between 33 and 333 words and based on a one word prompt. Using the third definition from the Merriam Webster Online Dictionary you will put together a fiction masterpiece. Along with the other nearly 100 writers taking the plunge you will create an exciting story for others to read.

This is another installment of my serial story about the adventures of Sophia Marcus, homicide detective. She is investigating the murder of her police commissioner’s son. You can read the preceding chapters at this page: Detective Sophie Marcus

Today is Remembrance Day, celebrated around the world to honour those who have died in the line of duty for their nations. With our birthday and that in mind, this week’s prompt came easily. Please pay attention to the THIRD definition and happy writing!

Remember (verb): 1 :  to bring to mind or think of again

2 :  archaic    a :  BETHINK    b :  REMIND

3 a :  to keep in mind for attention or consideration    b :  REWARD 

4 :  to retain in the memory 5 :  to convey greetings from – See more at:


The American and state flags flanked the podium where a cluster of microphones arrayed to carry the coming news conference dominated the room. The focal point would be Assistant District Attorney Kelsey Manning, who would communicate some utterly shocking news. With it, the legend of Sophie Marcus would grow a bit more. The former Nebraska Cornhusker graduate would be given credit for ferreting out some key evidence that brought down the most powerful police official in the city.

An eruption of camera flashes signaled the entrance of the attractive thirty something Manning when she entered the room, followed by Tom Welling and Sophie Marcus. This dynamic duo was no stranger to the press, just as A.D.A. Manning was not. They had a stellar reputation for cleaning up cases at an amazing clip, which the public respected.

“Good morning ladies and gentlemen,” Kelsey began. “It is my great honor to take the podium today and tell you we have made an arrest in the case of the murder of Conrad Kord. I also want you to remember this day as it will prove the law is applied equally to all in our city, from the lowest level to the most powerful.

Working with Detectives Welling and Marcus we collected all the evidence available, sifting through it to piece together the clues and determine the person or persons responsible. Throughout the investigation we brought in agencies we felt could help solidify our case. Ultimately we were able to assemble such a strong case we were one hundred percent sure we could make an arrest.

You have heard rumors I am sure about who was on our suspect list. Even as we tried to keep everything secret so we would not tip off the possible suspects, the scope of our investigation made this nearly impossible. To say we were shocked about the result would be a serious understatement.

Ladies and gentleman the suspect we have placed under arrest was Conrad Kord’s father, Police Commissioner T.D. Cord. 



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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4 Responses to Trifecta-Week One Hundred Three – The Murderer Revealed

  1. Like the build-up here. Duh-duh-DUUUH! Can’t wait for the next instalment! Thanks for linking up!

  2. KymmInBarcelona says:

    We could use some equal application of the law over here!
    Are we gonna find out why?
    Some concrit: you might want to change either ‘entrance’ or ‘entered’ in the 1st sentence of the 2nd paragraph.

  3. leo says:

    I stumbled upon your blog web site on google and look a few of your current early articles. Continue to keep the very good run. I just added up your RSS feed to my own MSN Reports Reader. Seeking forward to reading more from you later on!

  4. jannatwrites says:

    The corruption does run deep (and probably more often in real-life than we even hear about.) I’m curious about what transpired between father and son!

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