Missing

Another smooth landing on the calm waters of the glacier lake.  It was good to be home.  I hated going to town, but I needed supplies.  The gossip this time around was all about the missing woman.  She was nice enough but her husband was a brute.

I added my two cents. “Maybe he did it!”

Supplies on my back, I hiked to the cabin, relieved I wouldn’t need to return to town until spring.  The gray sky and chill air announced the arrival of snow.  Glad for that. Snow would erase all the remaining evidence she was ever here.

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This story is my contribution to “Friday Fictioneers,” a weekly challenge hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff Fields.  With the help of a photo prompt to inspire, we’re to write a 100-word story.  The photo this week was taken by Ted Strutz.

If you would like to join in with this encouraging group of writers or read their stories from this week, visit HERE.

 

 

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48 Comments Add yours

  1. neilmacdon says:

    Laying a fales trail. Nice

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    1. Thanks, Neil. I’m happy you liked the story. =)

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind comment! =)

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  2. pennygadd51 says:

    Very mysterious! There is so much going on beneath the surface of this story.

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    1. Thanks so much, Penny, mysterious was what I was going for! =)

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  3. Iain Kelly says:

    So many questions, mainly is she dead, and if so, why did she kill her?! Excellent thriller Brenda.

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    1. Or, did he fly her out of the area after she ran away from her brute of a husband? So many questions and many options, but with too few words at my disposal, I went the mysterious route. =) Thank you much for your encouragement.

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  4. plaridel says:

    he’ll scot-free. but, hopefully, the long arm of the law will finally catch up with him.

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    1. Thanks so much for reading and commenting! =)

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  5. Dan Antion says:

    Nicely done. You set up a lot in a very few words.

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed the story, Dan. Thank you for saying so too! =)

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  6. ceayr says:

    Brenda!
    For such a sweet lady, you have a very nasty streak!

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    1. It wasn’t me … it was my muse (haha)! =)

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  7. draliman says:

    Probably just as well they don’t go into town too often if they’re going to be kidnapping people 🙂 Nice one!

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    1. Thanks so much, Ali! =)

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  8. Dear Brenda,

    You left this reader with many questions. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks so much, Rochelle. =)

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  9. Good story and well written, Brenda. He was cool about it. He must have buried her before the ground froze. Poor woman. Her husband will probably just marry again. This would make a good murder mystery about a detective trying to prove the neighbor did it. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. I like that idea, murder mystery to be solved. Thanks so much for your encouragement. =)

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  10. Dale says:

    This was great because it can be taken so many ways. Why SHE could be the woman in disguise! And many other things have popped in my mind 😉
    I love when that happens.

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    1. Me too, me too! Wow, that would be a great twist. I like that idea. I’m really happy you enjoyed the story, Dale, and it created many different avenues for the story to go down. Thanks for the encouragement! =)

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      1. Dale says:

        Love it!
        And yes, you did a fabulous job

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  11. Eek. I had a bad feeling about him halfway through the story – and I was right!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. “Eek” is good, I like that and hope you enjoyed even though it had a creepy vibe. =)

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  12. granonine says:

    Oh, so many questions! He’s smart, though, to leave a false trail of thought. And he won’t be back in town for months. I wonder who he choose for his next victim!

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    1. Love when that happens, leaving the reader to wonder. =) Hope you enjoyed!

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  13. That was unexpected! Well done

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    1. Thank you so much, Kelley, for the encouragement. I’m glad you enjoyed the story. =)

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  14. Tannille says:

    Whoa, did I read right and the narrator killed the woman?

    Great story!

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    1. Well … I think it’s up to the reader’s​ interpretation and imagination (haha). Thanks so much for your encouragement. =)

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  15. An intriguing tale indeed. I wonder…..! Nice one Brenda

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    1. I’m happy it left you wondering! =) Thanks so much, Keith.

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    1. Thanks so much, Lisa. I love a good mystery. =)

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  16. Sometimes themysterious route with an open-ended finale is the best way to go. Intriguing tale you’ve woven.

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    1. Thank you so much, Alicia, for your encouraging comment! =) I love a good mystery.

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  17. Ann Coleman says:

    I loved that twist at the end!

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    1. Thank you so much, Ann! =)

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  18. msjadeli says:

    Makes me wonder about the story surrounding this story. Nice tension.

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed and were left wondering. Thanks so much for your nice comment! =)

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      1. msjadeli says:

        You are very welcome, Brenda.

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  19. Abhijit Ray says:

    Nice twist in the end. Any reason, why she was killed?

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    1. Thanks so much. It’s a mystery and up to you to decide. =)

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  20. Nan Falkner says:

    Great story told. Murder – who done it – solved – Really nice story – Cleverly thought out too! He was a brute!

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    1. Thank you so much, Nan, for your encouraging comment. =)

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  21. I really like the way the murder is hinted at, referred to rather than centre stage, keeping a sense of intrigue about it. Well written.

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    1. Thanks so much for the encouragement and glad you enjoyed the story! =)

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