Why She Did It – Friday Fictioneers

Photo by: Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Why She Did It

Detective Hobart looked at the stained sidewalk. “What do we know?”

Sergeant Purcell said, “Victim was a musician. Had a bad breakup with his girlfriend. She lives there.” He pointed to a window four stories above the crime scene.

“She must have been furious,” grimaced Hobart. “Was he beating her?”

“Yeah, but that’s not why she did it.”

“Cheating on her?”

Purcell shook his head. “Yeah, but no again.”

“What then?”

“Guy yelled at her from the sidewalk.”

That was the last straw?”

“Nah.” Purcell pointed at the legs sticking out from the shattered piano. “He wanted his piano back.”
Each week, the Friday Fictioneers meet for fun, frolic, and flash fiction. Hey Rochelle, 100 words on the dot this time. πŸ˜‰ Look here to see how stories other folks wrote based upon the photo prompt above: https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/4-september-2015/

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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42 Responses to Why She Did It – Friday Fictioneers

  1. LOL! Yep! That would do it!! πŸ˜€
    Great take on the prompt Eric…

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  2. Dear Eric,

    Pity he didn’t play the flute. High might have stood a better chance. πŸ˜‰ Well done and imaginative take on the prompt.



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  3. Lyn says:

    ~snort~ Wicklund at his boom-tish last sentence best πŸ™‚

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  4. Dale says:

    *Snort*! Loved it!

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  5. Archon's Den says:

    I’m crushed – that I didn’t see that one coming. πŸ˜†

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  6. He was asking for it. Well played.

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  7. micklively says:

    Don’t come between a man and his instrument.
    Good piece.

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  8. Hahaha! Excellent writing! Some girls do have a sinister sense of humour.

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  9. ceayr says:

    Another chortler, EA, very well done.

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  10. tedstrutz says:

    Of course, this is Momus News!

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  11. R. Todd says:

    Careful what you ask for. Especially from a scorned woman.

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  12. jwdwrites says:

    What is it about a good old brownstone building that screams detective story? πŸ™‚

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  13. Ha, ha, poor lad, got what he wanted, maybe what he deserved!

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yep. I agree on both counts. Not the cleverest soul in the world. I mean seriously. Demanding a very heavy object while standing under a window? Guys like that are proof that Darwin was right! πŸ˜‰


  14. Jan Brown says:

    Well, I guess he got the piano back. Or it got him πŸ˜† Good story!

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  15. gahlearner says:

    I can’t see how she could have acted any other way, under the circumstances. Great fun, your story.

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  16. Oh, yes, I’ve missed this. Nicely done and so much fun. Be careful what you wish for.


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  17. Dee says:

    Great story, seems like he was a guy who played all the wrong notes (sorry)…
    Very nicely done Eric.

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  18. very funny.
    But I understood him to say that he just wanted his keys back – not the entire piano.
    πŸ˜‰ Randy

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  19. Margaret says:

    The straw that broke the camel’s back? Or the piano player’s back? Good story.

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  20. Hahaha! This is hilarious! Another one out of the park Eric! Love it!

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