The detective looked at the cluttered space. Perhaps the motive for killing a harmless elderly woman, known for her successful fiction novels, was hidden among the mess on this desk.

He pulled open a drawer, careful to avoid the stains of red blood. Nothing there, but when he tried to close it, the drawer hit something.

He pulled the drawer out and reached into the gap behind it. His fingers closed round an object stuck to the wall.

Three old 3.5 inch floppy disks. A handwritten sticky label – ‘The Real Story.’

Somehow he knew. The answer was on these disks.

Copyright Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Written for Friday Fictioneers 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).

To read more stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visiHERE.

73 responses to “THE SECRETS OF A LADY”

  1. Wait, where am I? I don’t recognize the place… Anyway. I am sure there are many secrets still on old disks. Hopefully we can still find a drive that still works. At least they weren’t 5″ floppies, or, worse yet, 8 inch! (I don’t know if I have seen an 8″ since I was in college.

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  2. Entertaining story, with a tantalising mystery. I’d like to know the answer too, – ‘the real story’. I hope your MC shares it when he finds out. I really like this one. And I just had to laugh at your word of warning about old ladies in a previous comment. So true.

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  3. Ah-ha! Now the hard part, finding something that can read 3.5 inch floppy disks. I bet everybody said the same thing. Oh well.

    Your blog looks different. I thought I was in the wrong place for a 3.5 inch second.

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