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Just Call Me Miss Scarlet

candlestickAs soon as I walked into the dining room, I was certain that he knew. I’d known for a while now that he was suspicious and  that he’d searched my phone and computer for clues.

There were times I knew I was being followed and realized he’d hired an investigator. Late at night, I could feel his eyes boring through my back as I pretended to sleep. But he hadn’t said anything. He couldn’t. I’d left no clues. There was nothing to tie me to anything.

Or so I thought. I had been so careful, yet somehow he knew. His demeanor, the thoughtful silence, the air of expectancy… he knew. And I was relieved. All those months of sneaking and lying were finally over. I was also curious.

“How did you find out?” I asked. He held up an empty cheese wrapper in reply. Of course. The cheese wrapper. A silly mistake on my part to leave that behind. As my fingers curled around the heavy silver candlestick, I knew it was one I wouldn’t make again.


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Welcome to Day 27 of the Second Third Annual 30 Minus 2 Days of Writing. Today’s prompt was How Did You Find Out  and it was brought to you by the winner of the Texas Cardboard Tube Dueling and BBQ Championship, Malisa!

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  • Your husband hired detective Jack Gouda to follow you, Scarlet. But you’ll never catch me because Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack jumps over the candlestick.

  • Sweet one, John!

  • You wrote that so well, it’s as if you’ve done this before. Where’s the body?

  • Thanks and it’s not even 9am yet.

  • ReformingGeek

    Again, Nicky? I’m sending a team to look for the bodies.

  • ReformingGeek

    I think you need a drink, John! One more day. One more day.

  • frankleemeidere

    It was processed cheese, wasn’t it? These gourmet cheese lovers can get really snotty if they find you’ve been eating processed cheese.

  • Individually wrapped?

  • Candlesticks are messy. I can teach you make some almond scented cookies that are really neat!

  • You really are so clever.

  • Cheese in wrappers? Not the processed cheese I hope.

  • Oh, I am so going out to buy a candlestick tonight!

  • That stuff’s not cheese!

  • Follow the cheese wrapper.

  • It’s been a busy month hasn’t it?


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  • Damn cheese wrappers ruin everything!

  • Is that a candlestick in your hand or are you just happy to see me? Wonderful writing yet again, Nicky, you’ve really done a great job this entire challenge, your writing has been outstanding. 🙂

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    You’re actually scaring me a little, Nicky.


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