Secret Weapon #flashfiction #noir

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I breathed in; the lily was from my dead lover. Crime was at an all-time high in Newcago. The cops closed their doors at 5. I was on at 6. As a private detective, I didn’t have the luxury of bars to hide behind.  I wasn’t afraid of their bullets. Hell, she’d taken one for me.  Her last drops of blood had pulsed onto my white carpet.

“Don’t stop fighting for decency…” Her last words.

I heard screaming on the street below. Only the bad guys had guns or knives anymore, but I had smarts and my secret weapon, from her…

The above photograph by Lora Mitchell is our photo prompt for this week’s Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff- Fields. I made the photograph black and white to give a more Noir feel.

Author: moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. In 2019, we started working with an E. African team developing elementary curriculum for African children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children who want to learn. As a bio major and nurse, it is exciting to use my knowledge to encourage young minds to love science. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2011 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the co-producer of that fast growing blog community. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

49 thoughts on “Secret Weapon #flashfiction #noir”

  1. Ok, that’s nice and dark! I’m in the suburbs of Chicago, I mean Newcago, so I’d better be careful! Nice to have some decency left in this depressing and dangerous time.

    A few small things: “all-time” needs a hypen and after “Hell,” you need a comma. 🙂 I know, I’m a grammar nazi.



      1. The ‘burbs are quite safe, especially compared to the city. I have a couple of flowerpots that are handy and also some branding irons. The latter would fetch a nice blow upside someone’s head. 🙂


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