Evidence

“Do you think we will find the truth?”

Excitedly, Ruth answered Ann’s question. “Finding this camera will exonerate my father.”

Ruth’s father told her not to waste her life searching for it. Now, her quest was almost over. Carefully transporting the camera to the lab, she dislodged the disc and extracted the data.  Ann gasped, as she stood watching over Ruth’s shoulder.  When Ruth finished scrolling through the images, she ejected the disc and crushed it.  Her face like stone, she turned and smashed the camera.

This was not the truth Ruth had been looking for.  It must be destroyed.

~~

Trying my hand at a suspense story this week!  I’ve been away, traveling from Hong Kong (where I currently live) back to the US (where I am originally from) for a number of weeks visiting family and friends.  It was a wonderful trip, but I’m glad to have returned and ready to join in again with friends at Friday Fiction.  This fiction writing challenge is hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  We are inspired by a photo each week to create a story, using only one hundred words.  This week, the photo was taken by Ted Strutz.

Give it a try!  It is a lot of fun and everyone in the group is amazingly encouraging.  To read other’s stories, click HERE.

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34 Comments Add yours

  1. What we want and what we need are always miles apart. Nicely shown, Brenda, and glad you’re home safe after your travels. Honk Kong is such a vivid city.

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    1. Thanks Kelvin. On top of the weeks away, it took me a week to get over jetlag (it’s getting worse the older I get … haha). HK is indeed a vibrant place! =)

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  2. neilmacdon says:

    An incovenient truth.Nicely done

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  3. Iain Kelly says:

    Oh, what did they find on the camera? Nicely done.

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    1. Hmm, it was not what she had expected, that’s for sure. Thanks! =)

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  4. Dale says:

    You did an excellent job, Brenda! Wonderful suspense. Sad that Ruth did not find the truth she was hoping for…

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    1. Thanks so much Dale! Life’s often that way. Not always, but often. =)

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      1. Dale says:

        It is indeed

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  5. JT Twissel says:

    Very intriguing…

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    1. Thanks! I like “intriguing.” =)

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  6. draliman says:

    Oh dear, I guess the pictures would have dug her father into an even deeper hole perhaps.

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    1. That’s right … and couldn’t have that!

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  7. Sandra says:

    I really liked this. Now my imagination is working overtime on the truth that has been revealed. Such a brilliant idea.

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    1. Thank you, Sandra. Trying my hand at suspense, I’m glad you liked it. =)

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  8. pennygadd51 says:

    Ruth should have listened to her father and let sleeping dogs lie. Now she knows secrets about him that she’d be much better off not knowing.

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    1. Very true, we don’t always know what’s in our own best interest. =) Thank you for reading and commenting!

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  9. Dear Brenda,

    Mission accomplished. This suspenseful story left me wanting to know more. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. I’m so glad, thank you Rochelle! Have a nice week ahead. =)

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  10. jillyfunnell says:

    Well done – leaving the reader to imagine what was revealed is so poswerful. And your travels sound very interesting.

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    1. Thanks so much! It was nice to visit family and friends, am finally over jetlag. =)

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  11. Laurie Bell says:

    You nailed the suspense. I was wanting to see what was on the camera! Well told.

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    1. Thank you so much, Laurie! That’s encouraging. =)

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  12. prior.. says:

    super curious – and nice suspense – very nice

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  13. Ann Coleman says:

    That introduction would certainly keep me reading! Good job!

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    1. Thank you, Ann, I’m so glad you enjoyed the story! =)

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  14. granonine says:

    How sad that whatever she saw probably ruined the relationship with her father. Sounds pretty awful. Great story, and welcome home 🙂

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    1. Thank you. So glad you enjoyed the story! =)

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  15. aFrankAngle says:

    Searching for the truth then throwing away the pics when they didn’t provide what one wanted seems to be more common than ever.

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    1. Inconvenient truths indeed!

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  16. Moon says:

    Great suspense, Brenda.
    I am dying to know what Ruth might have seen.
    Great writing! 🙂💕

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  17. O, and what did she find?

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    1. The truth was destroyed, we will never know. Thank you for reading and commenting. =)

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