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Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers ~ Writing challenge.


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The goal is to write a story between 100-150 words (give or take 25 words) based on the provided photo.


This week’s photo prompt is provided by pixabay.com.


by John Yeo

Officer Tom was puzzled at the disappearance of the owner of the cycle.
“Look!” said Mary Jones, “It must belong to some one. It’s been leaning up against that lamp-post for days! I think someone got off, climbed the wooden stairs, then just disappeared.”
“Hmm!” Police Constable Jones proceeded to write something in his notebook, then he asked, “Where do the stairs lead?”
“Up to the roof,!” replied Mary. “Why would anyone want to climb up to my roof?”
“Ah! I had better take a look on that roof.”
Soon an ambulance and a police car arrived. Two paramedics carried a figure on a stretcher down the stairs to the ambulance and he was taken to hospital followed by the police car.
Officer Tom then congratulated Mary.
“Madame, you have just saved the life of a peeping Tom. He had a serious fall on the rooftops a few days ago and was unable to move following a broken leg. He had some very expensive telescopes, and an amazing assortment of women’s underwear up there.

(175 WORDS),

Copyright © Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved






17 thoughts on “VIEWPOINT

  1. That old bike may have saved his life! He could still be on the roof if it had not been for Officer Tom checking things out when Mary questioned where the owner was. Punishment for his behavior is better than his death. Great story. 🙂

  2. Well written, John! I must say, I wasn’t expecting a peeping Tom, so that made me laugh. I like the way the dialogue plays out between Officer Tom and Mary Jones – very funny little story, all round. 🙂

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