Saturday, February 13, 2016

The body in the bench

Carter glanced over at a long built-in bench, its padded seat removed.  A technician leaned forward and snapped a couple of pictures.

‘What made you lift it up?’ he asked the pub’s cleaner.

‘It was broken … out of line.’

‘But it wasn’t broken yesterday?’


Carter shook his head.  In the last twenty four hours someone had ripped open the sealed bench and stuffed a dead body in the gap.

‘Sir?’ the technician said.


‘I think it’s that actress.  From Downton Abbey.’

‘Actress?’ Carter muttered aware that an already odd case was about to become a soap opera.

A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, all sorts of great possibilities there, Rob! I like it!