Friday Fictioneers — The Black Bag

5D8A1383-6295-4578-86AB-331E141BC190The police received a call about a suspicious-looking trash bag sitting atop a snow bank created when the snowplow cleared a narrow road after an early spring snowstorm blanketed the city under a foot of heavy, white snow.

The desk sergeant ordered Hector to immediately investigate the complaint. Hector reluctantly bundled up and headed to the designated location. He found the large, black trash bag and walked over to it. He tried lifting it, but it was quite heavy. He noticed a dark red liquid oozing from the bag, so he looked inside. It was filled with human body parts.

(100 words)

Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: Dale Rogerson.

13 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — The Black Bag

  1. Marleen April 19, 2019 / 9:35 pm

    I think Hector is not well trained. Additionally, the department might not care much about him — as a bag could contain a bomb or poison or some health hazard. Plus…

    Protection of the crime scene also includes protection of the crime scene investigators. One person, whether a civilian or a police crime scene investigator, should never be left alone while processing the scene. This is especially true if the suspect has not been apprehended. There are many stories of suspects still hiding at or near their area of misdeed. That is why there should always be at least two people working the scene. At least one of these people should have a radio and a firearm.

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    • Fandango April 19, 2019 / 9:38 pm

      I think they just thought it was a bag of trash, but it was described as suspicious, so yeah, Hector should have had back up.


  2. leigha66 April 19, 2019 / 11:42 pm

    Not a good thing to find… I hope it is just from one person.

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