So, this week we have Caramel’s selection of 21, which I think we will all find challenging but first lets hike up the trail of FANTASY and see where it led.
And now for the big reveal and while this one is a bit specific remember I don’t care where you take the prompt as long as you stick to the 42 words. So with that bit of advice what did Caramel select? The topis this week is …
I’m sure we’ve all come across this theme before but for those who like the specifics noir fiction is defined as:
Taken from the French word meaning “darkness” or “of the night,” noir is a category of modern crime fiction. Used for fiction of crime and detection, often in a grim urban setting, featuring petty, amoral criminals and other down-and-out characters, and permeated by a feeling of disillusionment, pessimism and despair.
So we’re looking for dark seedy stories in the limit of 42 words and if there is a crime all the better.
Also, just a reminder that the grid below has a purpose, the numbers represent the themes and yet again I need someone to select one. There are plenty to go so please participate. It makes it fun for all of us. Just post in the comments below.
Here’s my take on this week’s prompt:
There were facts and then there was truth.
Leaning against the lamppost with his hat low upon his brow and cigarette drooping from his bottom lip Dick sighed, brothel owner dead after tumbling down the stairs.
This was no accident though; Miss Patti had slipped on conveniently positioned used condom.
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