The press and public were behind the fence that circled the property, far enough away to prevent them seeing inside the old house.
Horowitz looked out at the growing crowd. News had spread fast.
He had got the call as he was about to end his shift. A dead body, suicide. He recognised the address.
Now he looked at the faded entertainer slumped behind the desk, gunshot wound to the temple. Note on the desk ending ‘Please forgive me.’
The investigation would take time. The grounds would be dug up. The truth about the rumoured bodies would finally be known.
Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).
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