F3, Week 46: Just One More Thing…


Famous words from a famous detective. For Lieutenant Columbo, it was always ‘just one more thing’. If he spent more than five minutes with you, there would continue to be just one more thing until he put the cuffs on you.

In addition to homicide, which was Columbo’s area of expertise, there are detectives working in many other areas of law enforcement, such as robbery, burglary, auto theft, organized crimes, and missing persons, just to name a few.

There are also detectives that work in the private sector, appropriately titled Private Investigators, or PI’s. A PI might work on cases involving infidelity, child custody, insurance investigations, and surveillance assignments. They also often assist the prosecution or the defense with criminal cases.

This week, your detective’s working on a case, and we want you to tell us all about it. He/she can be police or private – totally up to you.

Prompt: Write a detective story

Genre: Detective Fiction

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, July 14, 2016

Post your story on your blog or website and provide a link to it in the comment section of this prompt.

About Evan Henry (257 Articles)
Evan Henry is a graduate student in English at the University of Virginia, where he works on the legacy of eugenics and scientific racism in American pop culture. As Head of Publishing for Black Ship Books he seeks to further social analysis of popular culture and develop new and unique voices in both creative and critical writing. His credits include Broken Frontier, the Virginia Literary Review, and numerous small publishers of fantasy and science fiction. His short story collection The Great City will be released this summer.
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