F3, Week 58: One of Those Days


Prompt by Joyce Juzwik

You’re on your way home from work and turn onto your street. There are several police cars, with lights flashing, parked on both sides of the street, and barricades have been set up in the middle of the street. You pull over at the corner to check out the scene, and see several officers coming out of a house carrying bags and placing the bags in a van. Following them are paramedics pushing a gurney toward an ambulance, with what appears to be a body on it that has been covered with a sheet.

This scene is upsetting to you since all this activity is occurring at your house. What makes it particularly disturbing is that you live alone. You get back in your car, turn around, and head for the highway.

Prompt: Continue the story

Genre: Mystery

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, October 6, 2016


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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