A brilliant light shined from the other side of the lake.  The light reached Susan’s eyes before the sound reached her ears.  Smiling, she grabbed her bag and walked to the right which took her around to the scene of the “accident.”  When she got to the edge of the rubble, she shed alligator tears and listened to comments from the first responders.

“All eighty-three were killed.”

“There is no hope for reconstruction.”

“We’re speculating that is was no accident.  We suspect terrorism.”

“Same MO as last week, over at Attila Lake.”

“It would take a big man to reach that rung.”

Susan turned away.  There were definitely advantages to being a five foot, ninety-five pound gymnast.  She spoke into her cell,  “Mission completed.”

Max turned to his alibi and whispered, “All’s well. Mission is completed except for one more thing.”  He spoke into his cell, “Police department.”


M’s prompt Jan. 4:  “A brilliant light shined from the other side of the lake.”


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About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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6 Responses to TURNCOAT

  1. pranabaxom says:

    What a devious plot. That too from a person of faith. My, my. What the world has come to😂

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  3. Faye says:

    Oh! Great response to the prompt. (I have to keep my two sides of creativity separate) However, I love your writing.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thanks, Faye. I’m not sure what lesson would be here except “one reaps what one sows.” Max will get his later I’m sure – perhaps from his alibi who has the goods on him. 😀 Even a crook can’t trust a crook.

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