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“You don’t have to answer,” said my lawyer as the steely-eyed detective fired question after question across the table at me; where, when, what, why, how?

I was overseas on business when I received that call, the one that will remain in my memory for evermore telling me that my wife was missing and insisting I return to the UK immediately.

The trip back seemed to take forever, the plane was delayed, and when I eventually made it to Heathrow the queue at passport control snaked this way and that, my suitcase which weighed a ton due to all the equipment I was carrying was last off the carousel, and the driver that was supposed to be there to collect me, wasn’t.

I was told that my car wouldn’t be with me for about an hour, and being shattered having not managed to sleep a wink since hearing of her disappearance, it was hardly surprising that I nodded off whilst waiting in the arrivals lounge.

I was awakened by something nudging my leg; “sorry sir” said a chap peering down at me, “but I inadvertently walked off with your suitcase, it’s identical to mine, look, I do apologise”. 

“I’ll ask you one more time” yelled the detective, as he thumped the desk, stood and leant in my direction, “how come the day after you returned, one of our officers discovered your wife’s body inside your suitcase?”







Thanks to Denise at GirlieOnTheEdge for hosting.

33 thoughts on “?

  1. Spira May 25, 2023 / 11:49

    Dark carousel Six # 4 I am reading and enjoying your black ink, Keith!
    Fava beans and Chianti was it?


  2. clark May 25, 2023 / 12:48

    Damn… given the propensity of this crowd to spot a twist in a story, you’ve done well in the ‘I did not see that coming’

    …lol, I did not…

    fun Six

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Christine Goodnough May 25, 2023 / 12:58

    Now that would take some explaining! So he was being “met” by someone at the airport, whether he knew it or not.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Frank Hubeny May 25, 2023 / 14:58

    Well written suspense that begs for an explanation. All of which keeps the story in the reader’s mind.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Patricia May 26, 2023 / 19:52

    You do have a knack for surprise endings.


  6. Liz H May 26, 2023 / 20:12

    You better come up with a better story…or rock-solid alibi!
    Really fun story!


  7. GirlieOnTheEdge May 28, 2023 / 17:22

    BRA-VO, Keith! How excellent a story was that?! Did I say “excellent” yet?, lol


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