Sunday, January 07, 2018

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Post 1602. Sunday January 7

Sunday Photo Fiction






The Chief Inspector cleared his throat as he tapped his glass with a pen. “Here’s to a happy and well-earned retirement Bill” he shouted.

“Inspector Wise” his colleagues yelled banging together their tankards, showering themselves with beer.

“Good riddance!” yelled a jokester to rapturous applause.

William Wise built a career admired by those who worked with and above him. Hardly a case he took on was left unsolved; except of course the last one, his biggest yet which was to remain a mystery.

Later that night, he booked into a bed and breakfast in Dover. He sat with his new passport in one hand, a large malt whisky in the other and a satisfied smile on his face. “Welcome to the world Sam Smart” he muttered. Tomorrow he would head for the docks, the ferry and a new life.



Word count 123


The picture at this week's Sunday Photo Fiction features Castle Street in Dover.





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21 comments:

  1. A very wise man indeed. Delightful stuff.

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  2. Nice one, Keith, the bent copper gets away

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    1. Him, and many before him I suspect! Thanks CE

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  3. Great idea to build a retired life with a new identity! No hangovers from the past ....

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    1. ...just as long as they don't discover he was responsible for the unsolved crime! Thanks Reena.

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  4. Something tells me he hasn't let go of that last case...unless he is the last case.

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  5. Great twist at the end! Enjoyed!

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    1. And I was worried no-one would notice it! Thanks Roger

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  6. Well done! As long as no one notes his disappearance and reopens the case.

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    1. They'll never find him, he's far too clever! Thanks Mimi.

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  7. His last case involved a missing case...full of bearer bonds worth millions :-) Clever story, just like William Wise, or should I say, Sam Smart!

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    1. He'll have a cmfortable new life that's for sure! Thanks Anurag.

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  8. Bad cops. Unfortunately, way too many of them.

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  9. I am somehow convinced that the last case will forever remain unsolved :D An enjoyable read Keith

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    1. That's what he hopes Dahlia! Thank you Dahlia

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  10. Your comments answered a question I had. So he did commit a crime and then left with a new identity. Good story and writing, Keith. :) --- Suzanne

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    1. He did indeed Suzanne. Thanks for dropping by.

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  11. Love the tqist. Good story Keith.

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