Here is my Friday Fictioneer’s effort – I admit it is way over the 100 word mark however I am struggling to cut it down. Hopefully I will get a chance to edit this weekend however as midnight is fast approaching I’m going to give it to you in it’s draft state.
Thank you once again Madison Woods for this week’s photo prompt. Another great image to get the creativity going, I have a feeling I have gone down the same route as a few other writers but as I set myself a challenge to write a bit of crime this week it was the perfect prompt. If you want to take part then take a look at the picture on her blog, write 100 words and post it back on Madison’s blog as a comment.
“How long have they been gone for?” Detective Stephen Vega looked around the room. Aside from a group of officers gathering evidence and taking photographs, everything looked exactly as it did weeks before. A half empty mug stood next to neatly stacked books on the coffee table, smiles from family photos lingered like ghosts and abandoned toys remained scattered over the floor. It was the most inconspicuous drug den Steve had ever seen.
“Neighbours say they haven’t been seen for at least three weeks” replied the young officer as he flipped through his notepad.
“Alright, well it looks like they left in a hurry. They didn’t take much with them. My guess is that they have crossed the border by now“
Stephen examined the silvery-yellow jewel muted by its sterile plastic cover. Crime scenes often left his mind riddled with questions however now only one dominated his thoughts. Was he responsible for his brother disappearing without a trace, leaving only jewels and drugs in his wake?