SUNDAY PHOTO FINISH    November 8, 2015

Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly writing challenge where a photo is used as a prompt for a piece of fiction using around 200 words. The piece doesn’t have to centre around exactly what the photo is, it can be just used as a basis for a story. This week’s photo is from 2014 and is a tree in Autumn (or Fall if you prefer)

129 11 November 8th 2015


“John!  Wake up,” Katie whispered.

“What’s wrong?” John said.

“Someone is knocking on our door.”

“But, it’s only three o’clock in the morning!”

“I know!”

John quickly got out of bed and almost stumbled trying to reach the door. “Who is it?”

“It’s the Fairfax police,” came the reply.  John opened the door and one of the policemen flashed his ID at John and he asked, “are you John Smith?”

“Yes,” John replied.

“May we come in?” he said.

John let the policemen in and was immediately handcuffed, told he was under arrest, and read his rights by one of the policemen.

“Why are you arresting me?” John asked.

“For the murder of Alan Frazier,” one of the policemen answered.

“Where do you think I killed this guy?” John asked.

“Under the trees in the Fairfax park,”  the policeman replied.

“That’s not true, my wife and I just arrived home three hours ago from a vacation in Europe.  You need to check your information again before you falsely arrest me.”

One officer looked at the arrest warrant and found the name on it was John Smith, however, the address was not 112 Fletcher Circle, it was 1112 Fletcher Avenue.

John was released immediately.

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 Copyright © 2015 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

26 thoughts on “THE ARREST

  1. That John Smith is so clever having properties at two similar addresses one of which is rented out to another John Smith. I bet this is not the first time he and his “wife” have killed somebody.
    Nicely written.


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