Picture it & Write 3/2/13

Posted: March 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

Picture it & Write is a weekly creative writing exercise.  Talented writers from around the world submit their own stories based on a photo prompt, flash fiction style. I strive to keep up with this group as it stirs my creative juices and pushes me when I need pushed. You can read the stories or submit your own 250 word, (give or take a few words) story Here.


Her fingers hovered over the send key more times than she cared to count. Her gut told her something was wrong, `but doubt and loyalty plucked at her heart.

He was so gentle and kind with her she couldn’t believe she had these thoughts, but she couldn’t ignore the duct tape, knife, panties and jewelry she found in her storage unit. It was the ring that left her feeling like someone kicked her in the gut. The words, “To Laurel with Love” were engraved in the band, Laurel was the name of one of the murdered girls mentioned in the paper. They said she had been tortured, raped and stabbed.

Unable to call the authorities with her suspicion, she had composed an email explaining her suspicions to the police chief, but was loath to send it. What if she was wrong? What if someone was breaking into the storage unit to hide their trophies? This was the man who went out at two a.m. to buy her tampons, rubbed her feet and cooked Sunday breakfast. But his frequent, late night absences and the items in storage pointed at a different man than the one she knew. He was the only other person with access to the key to her unit. A knock at the door jarred her from the chair.

“It’s me! Open the door,” he yelled.

When she didn’t respond he knocked louder, and angrier, eventually he began kicking the door.

“Let me in dammit! Where are you? ! I need the key to the storage locker!”

Hitting send, she retreated to the bedroom and dialed 911.

Copyright Jane Kohler 2013

  1. deanabo says:

    This is chilling!

  2. I would love to know what happens. You can really make this a great story.

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