"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Murder Mystery on the Lake: A True Crime Story

The Friday evening sunset gave no hint of the horrors that would unfold on Saturday morning.

The peace of the morning is shattered when Ruth, normally sweet and charming, goes into attack mode.

The innocent, unsuspecting toy is in peril--will nobody come to its rescue?

"I think I killed it."

Inspector Jewel visits the scene of crime, putting all her forensic skills to work. "A corpse was here but has been removed to another location."

The sole witness, alas, is mute.

The guilty but unrepentant party is found--with the evidence.

Due to the lack of a jury of Ruth's peers, all charges against her were dropped.

Another crime solved, Inspector Jewel has a well-deserved rest.

This story's author settles down to a day of writing on the porch, inspired by the sunshine, blue sky, and water view.

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