The Brass

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly blog link-up led by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields at Addicted to PurpleThe Challenge – write a one hundred word (plus or minus) story with a beginning, middle, and end inspired by the picture. The Key – make every word count.

The picture is worth a thousand words. These are another one hundred.

*Image Copyright © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

The Brass


There had been one unaccounted-for body until a hotel clerk reported a suspicious note. Detectives Frank and Sam McCann responded.

“The lobby’s locked midnight to six,” he said. “Security didn’t see nobody, but this is here.” He pointed to the note taped to the wall — The Brass. “And that light’s dripping goo.”

“Brass flowers,” Sam said. “His last note.”

Frank climbed the ladder maintenance brought him and peered into the chandelier. “Call it in, Sam,” Frank said. “A head and another note. Body’s in the gardens.”

“Why brass flowers?” Sam asked.

“A message,” Frank answered. “And not one we want.”


100 words. Fiction – a continuation of what is becoming The Florist Series. For more stories of The Florist read, “They Called Him ‘The Florist’” and “In His Father’s Footsteps“.

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20 thoughts on “The Brass

    • Thanks Yolanda! I’m glad you liked it. 🙂 There’s two others with this same killer, and a couple other mass murder stories in my Friday Fictioneers portfolio. It’s cathartic when life gets tough. Odd as that may be. 🙂


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