Murder? Here? Never!

Genre: Humour/Humor, Variety Fiction

Thank you Vanessa Rodriguez for this week’s prompt photo.

Murder? Here? Never!

In the small, sleepy town of Stupeville, who would have ever expected a murder? It was all the good folk of Stupeville could talk about. Things like that just didn’t happen where they lived.

A fine, upstanding , pillar of virtue bludgeoned to death in his own home? Surely not. Yet it was true and how sad the Town’s people were.

The Deputy needed answers. But, the Town’s folk didn’t take too kindly to being questioned: After all, they are a community, and one of high morality, no-one here would do such a thing.

“An outsider did it” was the united word: Because in Stupeville, how could suspicion be cast on another? They were all good, respectable and righteous people…

As time passed by, they never did find who butchered that poor man: But, one thing nonetheless remained… Stupeville was still the most idyllic place in the world to live!

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152 words

Thanks to ‘Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writer’s’ here for this weeks prompt

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37 thoughts on “Murder? Here? Never!

  1. Well written, Victoria. I think many small towns and villages – particularly here in England – have that same attitude. (Of course, Midsomer Murders throws that idea out of the window!) Nevertheless, it was a great story which flowed well and had a lovely touch of humour – love the name of the town!. 🙂

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      1. And it’s been going on for so many years! I suppose new residents must keep moving in … Haha.
        Hope your writing is going well. I’ve only been doing these FF challenges myself for a couple of months, and they’re really good for feedback. Not to mention being good practice in writing succintly. Have a great weekend, Victoria. 🙂

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  2. Stupeville, now that is an ideal novel county! With all the togetherness and I am sensing gossiping too, it just sounds like that kinda place. Haha, I totally love this story! And that name, stupeville, where did you get it?! 😀

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    1. When I was younger and I did something silly, instead of outright calling me ‘stupid’ my Dad would jokingly say “You’re a stupe”… So, that’s how the name of the town came into being! 😀 The folk of Stupeville are really dumb and couldn’t put 2 & 2 together even if it slapped them in the chops! 😀 These are very low IQ Town’s people! 😀

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  3. I loved how you told the story with all the sarcasm and questions. This town reminded me of a show we used to watch in England ( A league of Gentlemen) where all the characters were really odd and strange things were always happening in the town.

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    1. Thank you! Yeah, league of gentlemen… I’m trying to remember it (I’m English too 🙂 ) it wasn’t the one where a man was dressed as a woman, who was very strange, and she owned a little shop? And there was some really odd folk in the village?

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  4. Victoria, I wanted to tell you how pleased I am that you have joined the FFfAW challenge group. I love reading your stories and they are always so excellent. You have really added a wonderful ingredient to this weekly challenge writers. I truly hope you will continue and I look forward to reading your future stories. ((Hugs)) PJ

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    1. Hey PJ, it’s really lovely of you to write this to me 🙂 And I’m very glad you are doing the fffaw. Sometimes with me a story comes straight away, other times I have no choice but to put it on the back burner til inspiration strikes… Just keep on doing what you are doing; it’s working and it’s growing. Hugs back xx

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