Here we are again another week, gathered this time at the virtual estate of a wealthy family. They have an especially beautiful maze in the back yard. We’re here to do more than sightsee. We’re going to discuss our original stories for the Friday Fictioneer’s group. The hostess for this group is the talented and gracious artist and author, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The prompt this week was supplied by Melanie Greenwood. Thanks Melanie. Using this prompt, our challenge is to write a story with no more than 100 words. It’s to have a beginning, middle, end, and follow the prompt. Be sure to click on the little blue frog in the blue box to read the other stories.
The link to the other stories is as follows:
Genre: Detective Fiction
Word Count: 100 Words
THE MAZE By P.S. Joshi
Chief Inspector Burton was interested in the cold cases. In his spare time, he was always working on something concerning them.
He found the disappearance of ten young women, some twenty years before, especially curious. Few leads had turned up, and the cases had to be closed.
Checking further, he discovered the women were all from the same general area east of the city, not far from the estate of wealthy arms manufacturer, Mr. Joseph Birmingham. He decided to visit Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Birmingham had died and the estate was for sale.
On the grounds, he noticed a luxuriant maze.