As the exuberant group of neighborhood kids and my two nieces dash inside to continue their hide and seek game, I answer the front doorbell, barely audible over the loud uncontrollable children’s laughter going upstairs.
“Hello.” It’s a police detective with news about my brother.
“Please, come in.” We sit at the kitchen table.
The detective slides a photograph towards me. “Have you seen this person recently? There’s a warrant for his arrest. Do you think this could be your brother?”
“NO! This must be a mistake!”
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Inspiration: Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
The challenge is to write a one hundred word story based on the photo prompt. The key: MAKE. EVERY. WORD. COUNT.
Photo credit: Douglas M. Macllroy from Ironwoodwind