1688. An inconvenient visitor

Terrence had just finished putting his wife’s corpse in the back of his car and cleaning up the kitchen in the house when his wife’s sister knocked at the door. This was the last thing Terrence wanted. He had planned the murder meticulously, and a large part of the planning was to do with how to get rid of the body. He hadn’t planned that Rhona’s sister would turn up in the middle of it all.

“Where’s Rhona?” asked Astrid.

“She went yesterday to visit a sick friend,” said Terrence. “She’ll probably be away for a few days.”

“Strange,” said Astrid. “She usually tells me things like that.”

Terrence wished she’d leave. He had to invite her inside. He had to act normally. Thank goodness he’d cleaned up the mess in the kitchen where Rhona had been baking when the deed was done. It hadn’t been more than quarter of an hour since he’d killed Rhona. The body in the back of the car would still be warm.

Astrid volunteered to go into the kitchen to make coffee. “Sure,” said Terrence.

A few minutes later Astrid called out from the kitchen.

“Do you want me to take the cake out of the oven?”

“What cake?” answered Terrence.

“Well it hasn’t been in the oven for any longer than 25 minutes.”

Terrence now has two bodies to get rid of.

17 thoughts on “1688. An inconvenient visitor

  1. Nitin Lalit

    Crime only begets crime, I guess. But I’m not here to dwell on the moral of the story, and the themes explored. It’s almost midnight here and I can’t think of a better way of entertaining myself other than by reading some classic Goodman Gore!

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      1. Nitin Lalit

        Definitely. I’m amazed at his consistency. How does one manage to produce quality flash fiction with great twists and a hint of satire time and again? No wonder you call him Bruce Almighty.

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        1. Bruce Goodman Post author

          I had to use (in the story) “back of the car” because some people use “trunk of the car” and I use “boot of the car”. And I thought half the world would know one and not the other… Same goes for hood and bonnet!

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