Flash in the Pan

“She was just quiet. You know, contemplative about things and not saying much.” Roger shifted his weight and rubbed the back of his head. “I just don’t get…”

Had he not been on the case, the detective might have been more compassionate. “You don’t get how she could have done this?”

Roger slumped heavily into a straight-back chair. Across the small dining room hung a portrait. The smiling faces seemed a lifetime away. The three girls were in matching dresses. The little boy’s tie matched his sisters’ hair bows. Four sets of matching dimples and twinkling eyes. With a blunted affect, Roger looked at the officer. “What am I going to tell their father?”

“I cannot answer that, sir. From one father to another, I would suggest you be forthcoming about your daughter having killed them quickly. They did not suffer.” Detective Casey turned to walk away before adding, “Much.”

Welcome to "Flash in the Pan"

Welcome to “Flash in the Pan”

February has the highest word limit at 150, and this flash comes in on the money. This week’s word isΒ contemplative.Β Stop by the FTP page to see who else has already flashed this word.

There is still time to get into this edition of FTP. Click on Flash in the Pan beneath the header to see the whys and wherefores and to see all the talented authors who are contributing so far.

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What did Roger’s daughter do? Who did she kill? Is she dead also?

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  1. It was her own children, she is dead too.

  2. How incredibly gruesome, but what a fine FTP Red, Laurie has nailed this one before I even got the chance but what a great Flash πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Enjoy the rest of your evening and
    have a very nice start to your Monday πŸ™‚

    • Call me twisted, but I would rather she did not have the coward’s way out…Makes Roger’s dilemma a bit deeper, n’est-ce pas?

  3. oooooo…. I love this… it’s already gripping and has me at the edge of my seat…


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  4. Ahhh!!! I want to read MORE!!!!
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    • That is the thrill of flash. One of these days I am going to convince you to try it so you can take all your bad thoughts for a walk without destroying anything significant πŸ˜‰ xxx

  5. A mother who killed her children?

    We’ve had too many real examples here in the UK…

    Love and hugs!

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    • We have oodles of examples here. It is not a localized issue. There are stupid women all over the world. {HUGZ}

  6. A ‘contemplative’ read indeed!
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    • Quite. Glad you stopped by, Christy. Hope you will take a minute soon to check out the book I have coming out on the first. πŸ˜‰

  7. OMG, I had no idea where this might go but it feels like the right ending. I’m getting shiver all over again. How could she?

    Wonderful piece. It’s the quiet ones you have to watch.
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    • Scary the things some ppl will do. It is always the way. If we would have seen it coming, we want to believe we would have stopped it. I like the shivers πŸ˜‰ xxx

  8. This is connected to an earlier one, isn’t it?

  9. Wolf

     /  February 21, 2013

    I like this a lot πŸ™‚

  10. oh….I love this one! so many questions behind that flash. It’s always hard to tell someone that his daughter/son had killed someone
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