Murder At St Marmaduke’s #6b

To catch up on the first five chapters, see my website: http://www.colin-z-smith.com/masm.html. For the first section of Chapter 6, see previous post below. Chapter 6 Monday 4th November 1985: 15.30 - 16.15 Section (b) Joseph sat in his one comfy chair in his small living room, trying to blank out the last few hours. The local … Continue reading Murder At St Marmaduke’s #6b

Murder At St Marmaduke’s #6a

To catch up on the first five chapters, see my website: http://www.colin-z-smith.com/masm.html. Chapter 6 Monday 4th November 1985: 15.30 - 16.15 Section (a) Detective Constable Amita Chowdhary kept a wary eye on the door as she laid out pens and notebooks on the Incident Room desks. She’d started in her own corner, noticeably remote from … Continue reading Murder At St Marmaduke’s #6a

Murder At St Marmaduke’s #5d&e

To catch up on the story so far, see my website: http://www.colin-z-smith.com/masm.html for previous chapters, and the other sections of Chapter 5 below. Chapter 5 Monday 4th November 1985: 14.00 - 14.45 Section (d) DCI Charles Meredith swore; loudly, longly and very explicitly. Slamming shut the top drawer of his leftmost filing cabinet, he appended … Continue reading Murder At St Marmaduke’s #5d&e

Just One More Pill

Eric's latest writing prompt (https://erick79.wordpress.com/) is 'Just one more pill at it will change everything'. Here's my attempt... ‘And what is this one, darling?’ ‘Oh that – that is your vitamin supplement, my love,’ Henry said. ‘It doesn’t look like the others you’ve given me before.’ ‘No, my love. I thought we’d try a new … Continue reading Just One More Pill

Murder At St Marmaduke’s #5c

To catch up on the story so far, see my website, http://www.colin-z-smith.com/masm.html for previous chapters, and the other sections of Chapter 5 below. Chapter 5 Monday 4th November 1985: 14.00 - 14.45 Section (c) Ernie Bulstrode was staring out at the waiting area, his copy of Busty lying disregarded underneath the reception counter. Something was … Continue reading Murder At St Marmaduke’s #5c

For Sale, Des Res

Eric's latest writing prompt (https://erick79.wordpress.com/), is 'That door wasn't there before!' My interpretation follows...   ‘So, Mr and Mrs Foster,’ the estate agent said. ‘Happy?’ ‘It all looks perfect, doesn’t it, darling?’ Linda said. ‘Absolutely,’ Jack agreed. Linda turned towards the old lady who was selling. ‘A lovely home, Mrs Prendergast.’ ‘Oh, I’m so glad you … Continue reading For Sale, Des Res

Murder At St Marmaduke’s #5b

The story so far: A murder - witnessed by Joseph Makumbo - and a robbery have taken place at St Marmaduke's church. Joseph has been taken to the police station for an interview, to be conducted by racist DI Jack Hampshire... Chapter 5 Monday 4th November 1985: 14.00 - 14.45 Section (b) Jack Hampshire thrust open … Continue reading Murder At St Marmaduke’s #5b

The Conquest That Came A Cropper

Something different today. A friend, Eric Klingenberg (https://erick79.wordpress.com/), has begun setting a weekly writing challenge; a phrase to inspire a short story or flash fiction. Last week's phrase, The potato is the key, prompted the following. Unfortunately, it's a few days late, simply because a stomach bug curtailed my writing temporarily. Ironically, this week's prompt is about aliens. … Continue reading The Conquest That Came A Cropper

Murder At St Marmaduke’s #4

The story so far: At St Marmaduke's church, Mabel Cartwright, an old lady, has been murdered. Shortly after, the church is also robbed. The police are investigating. Two very interested observers, the effigies of two saints attached to the pulpit, watch on... Chapter 4 Monday 4th November 1985: 13.00 - 13.15 ‘All this excitement,’ Andrew said. ‘Don’t … Continue reading Murder At St Marmaduke’s #4