The Pastel Claw

Photo copyright: yarnspinnerr

Photo copyright: yarnspinnerr

Anyone who knew about the murder, might have wondered why no one had been prosecuted. Victor Stinson acted under the nom de plume of Jameson. He was shot whilst up taking the prime role in the film The Pastel Claw, as a Police Inspector. The publicity around his death had brought film goers out in droves.

Thomas Stinson smiled, for his father’s murder had released a lot of cash. Thomas had purchased his dream Ferrari. As the car hit a wall that smiled faded. Thomas’s life flash before him. The finial image being his wife’s smile as she shot Victor.

Mike attempting to  write.

Mike attempting to write.

This Post Has 32 Comments

  1. Iain Kelly

    So his wife got all the money, perhaps someone should check the brakes on that crashed Ferrari.

    1. Michael Humphris

      That’s spot on Iain. But she might not have cut them, as she knew he was a really poor driver. She encouraged his dream to buy a Ferrari.

  2. James

    A nasty lot.

    1. Michael Humphris

      It does seem so. Thanks for taking the time to comment James

  3. Dale

    I have to agree with James… there is no pity for any of them

    1. Michael Humphris

      I agree with you both, thank you for taking the time to comment.

  4. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    There’s dysfunctional and then there’s this family. What a nasty bunch.



    1. Michael Humphris

      I agree Rochelle, dysfunctional would be to kind a term for them.

  5. Sandra

    That’s a lot of action in 100 words.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Sandra, I am learning from those who write flash. Myself I was not so keen on this story, but then I rarely read murder novels. But we write what we write, and I rarely throw anything away. I would need a whole flotilla of barges, if I lived on canal barge. I love watching the craft using the Liverpool to Leeds canal. Always wanted one, but never stepped of the bank.

  6. pennygadd51

    You put that story together well, Michael. I like your choice of the Ferrari as an instrument of death. Beautiful but horrible cars!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much Penny. Myself I like old classic cars, yet I am not a friend of speed. I love to see and hear the world around me. I was always happiest on two wheels!

  7. lisarey1990

    A greatly rounded mystery in so few words. Loved it.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you, you are too kind, but I am very grateful.

  8. granonine

    Cold, cold people. Brrrrr.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Brrrr is right, thank you granonine.

  9. yarnspinnerr

    Lovely write MH.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Why thank you yarnspinnerr, the picture has delivered so interesting stories.

  10. Alicia Jamtaas

    Oh! I don’t want to meet either of those people. Well done!

    1. Michael Humphris

      You are safe, I do not intend to allow them any more appearances. I was surprised when I found myself writing about crime and murder. But some stories just arrive it seems. Thank you Alicia.

  11. jillyfunnell

    You have the plot of an entire novel in one hundred words. Intriguing and well-written story. Horrible people are often so interesting!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Jilly, I am pleased to know the story worked, for I rarely write this type of genre.

  12. Sarah Ann

    Such a tale of intrigue.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Sarah Ann I was so pleased to read how The Pastel Claw came across, as I rarely write this type of story.

  13. gahlearner

    Oh dear… I hope the wife doesn’t get away with it either.

    1. Michael Humphris

      She is clever and well and truly set hubby up. So I fear that she might.

  14. michaelwynnauthor

    Careful what game you play, there’s always a better player than you. Looks like the wife was the master player

    1. Michael Humphris

      I agree that one should always be careful when a master player is in the room, but her hubby did not realise she was playing him.

  15. magarisa

    Sounds like Thomas and his wife were made for each other. An entertaining, action-packed story.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I was so pleased to read your feedback, magarisa. But such are the tribulations of being a writer, for I now wonder if Thomas even realised that it was his wife who shot his father.

  16. athling2001

    Ah, the truth comes out, but too late. Good one.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Attempting to write crime stories is not my scene, so I was pleased to get your feedback. Thank you.

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