This is my first ever attempt at FFAW.

You are given an picture prompt, and you have to credit the person who provided the photo. This week it was Dawn M. Miller.

wpid-photo-20150823123622187The picture is then the basis for your story, here is mine:

The word had it that many people have jumped off this very bridge in order to perish on the path below. Jasmine liked to believe that suicide had simply claimed another victim who they had found that very morning.

She stood scratching around on the dusty path beside the mangled body. They were there with their cameras doing their usual forensic work but something was nagging at her.

Something was very different about the scene, but she could not quite put her finger on it. She adjusted the hood she was wearing to protect contaminating the scene with her own hair. On a final scan over the images before her she knew what it was.


You would not jump off a bridge and throw your boots over separately. She uttered a gasp of realisation, and her camera clattered noisily on the ground. This was no suicide, she was staring at a murder scene.

27 thoughts on “Bridge

  1. Great story Angie! I liked the tension build-up and the twist at the end that it was a murder and not a suicide. Nicely done! Welcome to Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers! We are happy you have joined us. Thank you for your participation!

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  2. Wonderful take on the prompt. Jasmine is quite observant, but I guess having a job in forensic work really prepares your thought process for most anything. There seems to be that feeling of sadness for a suicide victim, however, an even greater sadness for a murder victim.

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