The Elephant in the Room #sunscribbles (Prompt: Coffee) #shortstory

Another new and creative take on the prompt! A chilling tale from Louise. Enjoy.

The Dragonspire

Welcome to Sunday Scribbles!

I wrote this short story for Diana’s February image writing prompt. I wasn’t going to participate at first, because I had no idea what to do with the image, but inspiration struck and here we are with a somewhat twisted tale 🙂

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

Dinner with the new police commissioner and her top detectives wasn’t Martin’s favourite way to spend an evening, but it was one of his duties as mayor, and essential given his, not always discreet, criminal dealings. The roast elephant he’d imported was a hit with his guests, but the real challenge lay ahead, in the business they were to discuss over coffee. Martin hoped she’d be as easily controlled as her predecessor, but if not… Well, ruler of the criminal underworld wasn’t just an empty title. Unlike police commissioner.

Kathryn Barker, commissioner for a mere two days, sipped her coffee…

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4 thoughts on “The Elephant in the Room #sunscribbles (Prompt: Coffee) #shortstory

  1. Thanks for the re-blog Diana 🙂
    I can’t wait to see what next month’s image is!

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  2. This was quite different and very imaginative. Loved it.

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