Detective’s Notes

Posted: April 8, 2017 in What Pegman Saw
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This 150 word piece is for What Pegman Saw – in Dubrovnik.

Let’s say Tanya and Stewart had an affair.
Met at the bottom of the stairs
to grope one another in the dark.
Her whispering, “But my husband!” like a mantra
even as her clothes dropped on the cobblestones.

Scratch that. Stewart was a painter, Tanya his student.
They despised one another.
Still, they shared ideas about color and texture and the effects of wine.
And, after too much wine, they…?
You decide.

Or perhaps they were siblings –
they certainly looked alike –
with a deliriously dark secret
about what their father did at night.
Tanya’s room? Stewart’s? Both?
And that twisted them until they had no one but each other?
Alas, there are no definite answers to these questions, either.

What do we know?
At 5 a.m. both were found dead beneath the paintings.
Clothes flung across the cobblestones –
wine sloshed between them –
holding hands and smiling.
No signs of a struggle.

  1. Sarah Ann says:

    Wow. How many stories did you squeeze in there? So well done, I am left wondering and wondering.

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  2. k rawson says:

    That’s brilliant. So much romance, mystery and intrigue captured in so few words. What a pretty spot you found too!

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    • Wouldn’t you love to sit and have lunch here? Perhaps on a hot day made cool by the “tunnel.” Thanks for reading. This is so much fun. Thanks again for starting What Pegman Saw. I’ve told a couple of my writing groups about it, hoping they will jump aboard.

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  3. Amazing story. Nothing but questions are left (if you don’t count the bodies) I love the photo you chose.

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  4. Carl Bystrom says:

    Utterly delightful.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Dahlia says:

    Superb! And loved the photo too

    Liked by 1 person

  6. James says:

    There was certainly more than one scandal contained in that tale. Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Oh I really enjoyed reading this….
    Very well written.

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