A few years ago, someone who shall remain nameless asked me if I thought I could write a very short story that would cover all the bases of a mystery/crime story. The following was the result. Let me know what you think.
A Pickle of a Problem by Rebecca B Swets, Boca Raton, Florida
Evelyn sliced the 7″ long dill pickle slowly with the razor sharp knife, being careful to extract as much of the peel as possible. The touch of the knife handle in her bruised hands threw a shiver of anticipation down her steel-rod supported spine. Tonight she’d finally get the bastard. After all, practice makes perfect.