Sunday Photo Fiction – 5 December – Crown Jewels To Go

Sunday is the beginning of another weekly invitation from Alastair to open our imagination and tell the world what we see in his photo prompt. There is always several rich stories that flow from this interesting photographic offering. If you fancy a short adventure add your 200 words or less and join the fray.


The large helicopter slowed as it neared the area where the suspect had ridden his bicycle off the ferry. Now authorities would converge on the area and spend however much time was necessary to find either a soaked suspect or a water-logged corpse. Finding the culprit, of course was always paramount for an officer of the law, but in this particular case the stakes were so much higher.

Inspector Guiness blew out a lungful of air as he ruminated over the headlines sure to grace the journalistic rags tomorrow: Bloke on Bike Borrows the Crown Jewels, Diamonds Aren’t Forever, Off With Your Headwear. He was glad he wasn’t the man in charge since someone would lost their job over this.

Below a tug boat puttered along, ready to drop anchor when any clue was discovered. The voices blaring from his radio made his head hurt., he turned down the volume and popped two more antacids. He knew there would be private citizens descending soon, wanting to watch and take their shot at the priceless jewels. I t was going to be an extra long day. 


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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10 Responses to Sunday Photo Fiction – 5 December – Crown Jewels To Go

  1. EagleAye says:

    Love the anticipated headlines. Life must be hard for a cop working a case like that one. Great read!

  2. Lyn says:

    I just love the headlines, Joe 🙂 Poor Inspector Guinness, you have to feel sorry for him. Something tells me he’s going to wear his voice out saying, “Nothing to see, move along please.”
    Another headline perhaps, “Brazen Burgler bugs off with Betty’s baubles.” 😀

  3. Well done Joe enjoyed it.
    last sentence of paragraph two, ‘lost’ should be ‘lose’ I think

  4. J. Milburn says:

    Ha! Love the Headline titles 😀 Sounds like Inspector Guiness is going to need a few pints of his namesake after the day’s over 😉 Great story!

  5. Sounds like an adventure to me.

  6. Al says:

    Heh I like that. Every one wants the crown jewels. “Diamonds Aren’t Forever” lol

    • Joe Owens says:

      I don’t know enough of the names of the dailies to go further. I recall the Daily Mail, but that is the limit of my knowledge.

      • Al says:

        Heh I think you did it perfectly. Daily Mail, The Times, The Telegraph, The Sun, The Mirror, Independent, i, The Daily Star, The Sport. Although this one is blatant lies and they admit it – “I had sex with alien”, “Double Decker bus found on moon”, “Cow gives birth to human”, “My sex romps with Barack Obama by Simon Cowell” them sort of things 🙂

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