Justice Insurance

Justice Insurance

PHOTO PROMPT © Yvette Prior

My eyes lock on the coffee table, littered with cigarette buds.


Nearby lay the victim in a pool of blood. Just like my last case.

That should have been an easy win, except for that sleaze-bag’s attorney.

Lack of evidence my ass.

Now a killer walks the streets. That is not something I can live with.

I picked up the gun by the victim. This is no longer a suicide. I place a cigarette bud in the ash tray.

Justice Insurance.

Outside, I call the evidence team.

“Bag the table,” I said. “Everything we need is right there.”

Friday Fictioneers 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 Yvette Prior for this week’s prompt.


27 thoughts on “Justice Insurance

  1. Dear Susan,

    Something tells me the criminal’s days are numbered with this cop on the case. Ah DNA…what a miracle. Truly. Good story with hard hitting voice.



  2. I guess others have been tempted, but if he can’t do his job properly, when he messes up, all his former work will be questioned, .

  3. Living with himself could be difficult after deliberately creating a false impression. And fundamentally if his act is uncovered it will dissolve all his credibility.

  4. I could imagine the police office planting the evidence out of his frustration and desperation in losing the previous case. I’m not for tampering with evidence of course but I could feel his angst. Well-written scene.

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