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Human or Alien

The following was written in response to Sandman’s Writing Challenge.

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Iain Bates has been murdered. Again.

“Tell me, Joe, why won’t this guy die?”

“I have a thought,” said Anna.

“Ya, and what’s that?”

“Maybe the guy isn’t human, maybe he’s an alien or something.”

“I suppose that’s possible, hell at this point anything is possible.”

“So how do you propose we get this guy? I mean if he won’t die, why not capture him in say … a cage?”

“You know Anna, that might just work. Then we can try to question him to see where he’s from and so on.”

Anna stood up from the meeting and said, “Okay boys let’s go and capture this man before he does any more harm.”

Guilty or Innocent – Eight

This is part of an ongoing story about a boy who gets caught with pot in his locker and swears that it doesn't belong to him.

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Guilty or Innocent – Part 7

This is part of an ongoing story about a boy who gets caught with pot in his locker and swears that it doesn't belong to him.

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Guilty or Innocent – Part 6

This is part of an ongoing story about a boy who gets caught with pot in his locker and swears that it doesn't belong to him.

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Guilty or Innocent Part 5 of 5

The following was written for a challenge called #SixSentenceStory over at Denise’s.

This week’s prompt word is “Circle”

To start at the beginning of this series please click here.

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At this point Pete’s mom spoke up, “I think you should tell us, Pete, you don’t want this on your record, as it may hamper your college applications and I’m sure you don’t want that to be the one thing that holds you back from getting into college right?”

Pete sat staring down wringing his hands knowing his mother was right but if he snitched there’d be quite a few guys that he was acquainted with who’d probably kick the shit out of him but then, on the other hand, this could ruin the rest of his life.

The bell sounded and Mr. Taylor had to go and supervise the bus students, stood up, and said, “I’ll give you a few minutes Pete to think about this and when I get back I hope you will have come to your senses and have an answer for me.”

Pete’s mom waited for the door to close and asked him, “This person who you don’t want to give up isn’t in your circle of friends is he?”

“No mom, he isn’t, and you know his parents from church, it’s Sam Wilkinson, and I’ve decided to tell Mr. Taylor when he gets back here.”

“Sam Wilkinson, are you sure, he has always been such a polite boy, it surprises me that he would have done this, and why!”

 

To be continued …

 

Guilty or Innocent – Part 4

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When Pete walked into the principal’s office, he was shocked to see his mother sitting there looking like something was very wrong and hoped that there was nothing wrong with his dad; why else would she be here.

Taking a seat Pete looked over at his mother and asked, “Is everything okay?”

“Principal Taylor has something he wants to ask you.”

“Pete, as you know we do random locker checks and when we looked in yours we found this, (as he held the baggie up) and I’d like to know why you have this in your locker when you know it is against the law to be in possession of it and against all school rules to have it on this campus.

“I don’t know how it got there, it isn’t mine, but I think I might know who put it there, but I don’t want to give up his identity, or I’ll be known as a snitch.”

“Well young man if you don’t talk to your mother and me about this I’m afraid that I’m going to have to suspend you and have the police look into this matter.”

To be continued …

If you’d like to read this story from the beginning please click this link.

Linking up to Six Sentence Story over at Denise’s.  The prompt word this week is “Identity”.

Will Pete spill his guts or take the suspension and maybe even a call to the police?

Please stay tuned for next weeks episode 🙂

 

 

Guilty or Innocent – Part 3

 

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Principal Taylor used his intercom to ask Pete to come to his office right away, however, Pete was in the gym playing basketball with his class and the principal was having a hard time speaking over the noise of the game.

“Let me see if I can get my assistant to go and get Pete.”

“Do you want me to stay or would you prefer to speak with my son alone?”

“I’d prefer you to stay if you don’t mind.”

Miss Ashford, principal Taylor’s assistant spoke with the coach and he called Pete over to go to the office.

Pete was curious to find out what and why the principal wanted to see him and couldn’t for the life of him figure it out as he hadn’t done anything wrong and had nothing to worry about.

 

To be continued …

If you’d like to read this story from the beginning please click this link.

 

Linking up to Six Sentence Story over at Denise’s.  The prompt word this week is “Noise”.

Guilty or Innocent Continued

The following was written for a challenge called #SixSentenceStory over at Denise’s.

The prompt word for this week is “Safety”.

 

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Jane sat and stared in disbelief at the baggie that principal Taylor was holding up.

“I can’t believe that this is pot let alone pot that belongs to my son, he’s always saying that the kids he hangs around with would never ever smoke weed and if by chance it is his, which I doubt, why on Earth would he have it in his locker.”

“Pete has always been such a good student that obeys all the rules, and that is why I wanted to talk with you first to see if we can get this all sorted out. I am required to report this to the authorities but that can wait for a bit.”

“Have you talked to my son yet to hear what he has to say?”

“No, I haven’t yet as I feel safe to say that I believe there is more to this than we know.”

 

To be continued …

If you’d like to read this story from the beginning please click this link.

Guilty or Innocent

The following was written for a challenge called #SixSentenceStory over at Denise’s.

The prompt word for this week is “Question”.

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Jane got a call from her son’s school principal wanting her to come to his office ASAP regarding something of importance that involved her son Pete.

Oh God, what has he done now was all that was going through Jane’s head as she quickly brushed her hair and put on a bit of lipstick before heading over there.

“Come right in Mrs. Patterson and please have a seat,” instructed the principal.

Before Jane could say a word, he started by saying, “Every once in a while as I’m sure you’re aware, we do random locker checks, and today we checked Pete’s locker and let me tell you I was not happy about what was found. I could have called the police but I’m not so sure that what was found belongs to him and that is why I’ve called you in.”

Reaching down and unlocking one of his desk drawers Mr. Taylor pulled out what appeared to be pot and said, “This is what is in question, but hasn’t been tested yet.”

 

To be continued…

Grouchy & Greta Gnome

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Grouchy and Greta Gnome were just waking up from a long winter’s nap.

“Grouchy, look at this mess, what are we going to do?”

“Oh, Greta, come on, I just woke up, let me focus on getting my eyes open.”

“Where did all these empty old pots come from?”

“Would you stop worrying about everything Greta and go find me something to eat, I’m starving.”

“Well, it sure doesn’t look like there’s anything to eat, it’s that time of the year, the misses has not planted anything yet.”

“Good thing I thought about this last fall. If you dig around a bit you’ll find my stash of peanuts in the ground just over there about ten feet to your left.”

Off Greta toddled to find Grouchy some nuts mumbling to herself as she went. “Why is it I always have to be the one to go fetch food for the old grump. Greta do this, Greta do that, I’m not his damned minion.”

After digging up the peanuts and taking them over to Grouchy, Greta started to tidy up the garden as best she could. She wasn’t getting any younger and each year that went by her colour was fading.  So was Grouchy’s but it never seemed to bother him. Perhaps this Spring the misses would get out her paints and spruce them both up.

“Greta, Greta, if you want any of these peanuts you’d best get over here before I eat all of them. On your way over find me something to drink.”

Grouchy, I’m not your minion and I’m tired of fetching for you. Get your own drink, and stuff your peanuts!”

 

To Be Continued …

© Susan Zutautas

This was written for Crimson’s Creative Challenge #69.