The Ramifications of Murder and Parenthood

Inspector Tandy is my detective creation who features in numerous short stories and one novel to date. This is one of his shorter cases.






PHOTO PROMPT © Jennifer Pendergast

Inspector Tandy studied the broken fob watch and scanned the field. “Hit so hard it stopped time.”
“And shattered his internal organs,” replied the doctor examining the body.
Tandy ruminated, “Why come here to kill him?” He wandered to the ridge where the field fell away.
A lamb tottered from the dip, its mother bleating alarm. Another movement behind him caused his smile to flip over.
“Get out!” He called to colleagues as he ran, knees pumping and lungs bellowing their finest performance.
Nonetheless, the ram’s horns connected, Tandy sailed over the fence, landing sorely, dignity dissolved but case solved.

Written for Friday Fictioneers – a 100 words story based on a photo prompt. Hosted by Rochelle. Read the other entries here.

53 thoughts on “The Ramifications of Murder and Parenthood

    • I think it hurt him inside as well as out. He’ll be walking funny for a while and the butt of many jokes from his colleagues. 🙂 (butt, get it? 🙂 ) No apologies for the pun

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