Without a trace

“Then search parameters need to be widened!”

Teams were on foot scouring every neighborhood within a five-mile radius, flyers were distributed to law enforcement agencies in the entire region, and cable news teams were filming sound bites for their evening broadcasts. An Amber Alert went nationwide. The hunt for the missing toddler couldn’t get much wider.

It had been over 48 hours, and nothing. No traces found, no ransom demands made. She simply vanished. Time was running out, and all hope was fading.

He was among the first volunteers to help, knowing all along exactly where she was buried.

The 100 Word Challenge, a writing prompt created by Velvet Verbosity, takes a single theme to tell a story in only 100 words ~ no more, no less. This week’s theme is ‘Widened.’

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I believe all good fiction includes an element of truth, and all good photography includes an element of fantasy. In this journal I hope to give voice to the stories swirling around in my head, and to capture the images I see through my camera’s lens.

23 thoughts on “Without a trace

  1. All of the comments say it already, but I’ll say it again – well done. You captured the raw creepiness of this all-too prevalent reality, when the perp pretends heroics.


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