FFfAW — The Scene of the Crime

1B7C8338-86D5-4487-AF01-15D64C9B560CSince he was the last person to see her alive, it didn’t surprise Aaron that he was, at first, a person of interest in her disappearance.

He told the police at the time that he and Amanda were camping near the bay and, after a romantic night of wine and watching the sunset, they went to their tent, made love, and fell asleep in each other’s arms. But when he woke up early the next morning, she was gone.

Five years had already passed since Amanda disappeared. No one knew what happened to Amanda, and her disappearance was now a cold case. Now Aaron was back, yet again, at the same spot by the bay looking at the same sunset.

As Aaron gazed at the sunset, he remembered how she told him that she wanted a divorce. The fight that ensued became violent, and before dawn broke, he disposed of Amanda’s body.

They say that the criminal always returns to the scene of the crime. Aaron did — every year at this same time.

(174 words)

Written for this week’s Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers from Priceless Joy. Image Credit: Footy and Foodie.

12 thoughts on “FFfAW — The Scene of the Crime

  1. James November 21, 2017 / 7:42 am

    I was rather hoping her animated corpse would rise from the muck and the ooze to take revenge.

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  2. Priceless Joy November 21, 2017 / 7:46 am

    Surprise twist at the end! I hope he gets caught,the SOB! He killed her just because she wanted a divorce! Great story!

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    • Fandango November 21, 2017 / 7:53 am

      Thanks, Joy. One of these days he’ll get his due.


      • Priceless Joy November 21, 2017 / 7:53 am

        LOL! I’m glad to hear that. I had to see people like him get away with it. 😀


    • Fandango November 21, 2017 / 3:11 pm

      Thanks. It’s a “cold case,” so probably not, but maybe the body will turn up eventually and lead the police back to him.

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  3. pennygadd51 November 24, 2017 / 11:14 am

    I think he’s already paying a price. The story he told the police – wish fulfilment. Returning every year – what a burden of guilt he must be carrying. I wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t eventually confess.
    You’ve written a nice, plausible tale, Fandango!

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  4. Martin Cororan November 27, 2017 / 3:22 am

    You ole romantic!

    Liked by 1 person

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