Mystery Solved (Friday Fictioneers)

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Photo Credit: Sarah Potter

The old gumshoe sat in the smoky bar drinking bourbon, when up walks his baffled friend, inquiring once more on how he solved his latest case.

 “It was the shoes,” said the older gent. “A perfect match of the footprint found next to the victim.”

“Impossible,” said the friend. “The suspect’s shoes were covered with cobwebs and dust. They hadn’t been moved in years.”

The detective sipped his bourbon, then said, “The suspect placed the cobwebs on the shoes himself and the dust; nothing more than baking flour.”

“Your intellect amazes me,” the impressed man said.

“Elementary, Watson.”

word count = 98

Friday Fictioneer’s is a weekly challenge to write a complete story in 100 words or less based on a photo prompt. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting this challenge and Sarah Potter for this week’s prompt.

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17 thoughts on “Mystery Solved (Friday Fictioneers)

    1. Thanks Keith. I’ve been a Sherlock fan all my life. I have read most of the original stories and Basil Rathbone was my ‘first’ Sherlock. I didn’t intend for him to be the star of the story but he just sort of wormed his way in.

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