Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Deciphering the Puzzle

Write Tribe




       
      The coroner had already taken Amy’s body away.  Surely her next of kin had been notified by now and summoned to identify the body at the morgue.    Hours later the detectives were still at the scene gathering evidence.  In her bedroom they found a bouquet of roses with a card signed only “We will be together someday my love.” On the mussed bed were many used tissues. Either the deceased had a cold or someone had upset her enough to unleash a flood of tears.   Perhaps dear Amy was a player in a love triangle and one of the corners had collapsed.  Murder scenes were always a puzzle.  If only they could understand her life, her daily movements, and question those she was close too perhaps they could put the pieces together and bring her killer to justice.  Whatever had happened to Amy, she had met an unexpected end.  Perhaps she had gambled, took a chance of not being discovered, and lost.  Phillip loved the details. He had always He loved taking the facts and clues and piecing them together to discover the whys.  Sure his job could be a bit grisly at times, but that was the nature of it.  It was exciting, and sad.  Sad that a life could be cut short so violently to a person who should have grown old and died in bed with her loved ones gathered near instead of like this.


      She deserved to have someone bring her killer to justice and to avenge for the loss of her life and the dreams she harbored.  That is why he took on this job in the first place. He loved putting pieces together.  He had loved puzzles as a kid.  His apartment was filled with framed puzzles he had conquered over the years.  True, solving those puzzles did little more than decorate his apartment but the puzzles he dealt with and solved on a day to day basis caught killers and got them off the street.  It stopped them from killing again.  It brought justice.  It made him feel like a hero.  Life is like a jigsaw puzzle, you have to see the whole picture then put it together piece by piece.  Inevitably fate takes its course but it is always a small comfort to those left behind to have answers to all the whys.  That is why he dealt with the blood and the gore day after day…in the hopes that once the puzzle of evidence is collected and assembled that the whole picture could be understood and justice could rule the day.  



     This story was written for the Write Tribe Wednesday prompt.  
     This week's prompt was the quote:

"Life is like a jigsaw puzzle, you have to see the whole picture then put it together piece by piece." 



38 comments:

  1. Nicely done - fits the prompt well :-)

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    1. Glen, I am so pleased you enjoyed it! Wasn't sure what to write for this prompt and the next thing I knew I had written this. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments!

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  2. You are such a great writer Kathy. I know we chat on FB and I tell you all the time but I just really feel I can't say it enough. I love your style and your stories.

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    1. Mimi, I am so happy you like my stories!! I can't even explain to you how much that makes my day. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments.

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  3. Thanks for sharing this excerpt. I picked up a dark and unsettling vibe between your words. I hope Amy's killer gets caught soon!

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    1. Cynthia, I am so pleased you liked my story. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments!

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  4. Hopefully justice will be done and the killer will be caught and not get a slick lawyer to get off haha

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    1. Pat, you have to watch those slick lawyers!! I am so pleased you enjoyed my story. Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments!

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  5. A thoughtful post...A story weaved with a hope that justice would be met to all those who are denied in the complex processes of law. Good one, Kathy!

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    1. myriadrainbowhues, I am so pleased you enjoyed it. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments!

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  6. Kathy, I haven't seen you write a lot of fiction posts., but this was a brilliant one ! I thoroughly enjoyed it. And yes, Justice does need to be delivered to people who are failed by the law process !

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    1. iwrotethose.com, I am so pleased you liked it!! I have been writing fiction almost exclusively lately. It has been quite the transition for me and I plan to write even more, since I have found that not only can I do it but that I enjoy writing it as well. Thank you for stopping by, for your kind comments, and all the encouragement!

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  7. I so loved the narration... beautiful take on the prompt

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    1. Rajlakshmi, I am so pleased you enjoyed it! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments!♥

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  8. Kathy you have used the prompt so beautifully . loved the story and your blog is full of colour. pleasing to the eye.

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    1. Kalpana, I am so happy you liked my story and like my new redesign. I love the colors too...so rich, vibrant and fun! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  9. It was a tricky prompt but you nailed it :) lovely story to emphasize the point.

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    1. sulekkha, this really was a tricky challenge, but once the idea formed I ran with it, typing merrily away as it took shape. I am so pleased you enjoyed the story as much as I enjoyed writing it! ♥

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  10. wow, this is one hell of an amazing read, i must say that you are super good at writing. Beautiful narration

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    1. Menachery, wow....thank you so much!! I am completely blown away by your sweet comments. You have made my day and put a smile on my face! I am so pleased you enjoyed my little story. Thank you for stopping by! ♥

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  11. A good fit for the prompt, Kathy! A murder is always putting together a jigsaw and this fits the prompt exactly!

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    1. Michelle, I am so pleased you enjoyed my story! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  12. Nicely done! admire those who can see past the grisly to give a grieving family what they need to gain some understanding and move past the 'why?'

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    1. jannatwrites, I think it is a lot like how doctors and surgeons can look past the blood and look at it in a objective, analytic way. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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  13. I hope Amy's killer gets caught soon! Another interesting take on the prompt Kathy.

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    1. Nabanita, I am so pleased you liked my take! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  14. Amazing writing, as always, Kathy. I hope Phillip finds Amy's killer, sooner than later.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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    1. Rob-bear, I am so happy you liked it!! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  15. I hope he figures it all out.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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    1. Joyce, he wouldn't be a good hero if he didn't! Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments! ♥

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  16. wow what a narration.could have never thought of using prompt this way.nicely done .A stroll with my heart

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    1. pastiche, I am so pleased you enjoyed it! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  17. A busy work day and a thoughtful connection to provide justice as always. Very fine.

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    1. Neelam, I am so pleased you liked it! Thank you for stopping by and for your comments! ♥

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  18. Lovely narration Kathy, loved the way you wove in the detective's thought process.

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    1. Reshma, I am so happy you liked my story! Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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  19. Pleased to read the thriller, Kathy. There are so many unsolved crime mystery where innocent souls are silenced by the ghouls and it's sad that justice is denied. Very well narrated and powerful read:)

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    1. vishalbheeroo, I am so pleased you enjoyed my story. You are right. There are so many who die and so many who are left behind who never ever receive any justice for the robbery of their loved ones. It is wrong and so awful. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments! ♥

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