Taking a Bite Out of Crime

This is my response to the Friday Fictioneers prompt for October 31. The challenge is to write a 100-word story inspired by the photo prompt. Play along by writing your own, reading others and/or commenting on the flashes we fictioneers create. The photo prompt this week comes from Melanie Greenwood. My piece this week weighs in at 98 words. I’m returning to the story of Ben, former police chief turned undead. You can read the other story about Ben here.

2014 10 31

Copyright Melanie Greenwood

Taking a Bite Out of Crime

Ben found it incredible that his conscience remained silent as he used the stolen key to gain entrance to the police station. The attack that stole his mortality along with his reflection had left him desperate to maintain a sense of integrity without an internal moral compass.

Tonight, the former police chief sought justice. Unable to bring it about directly, he chose an indirect method. Ben reached into his knapsack to pull out a sheet of paper and two photographs. By the light of the emergency exit signs, he located the head detective’s inbox and deposited the evidence.