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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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