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A Shady Past

Friday Fictioneers – Write a 100-word story based on the Photo Prompt image above by  © Dale Rogerson

A Shady Past

He’s a curious character 

With a murderous past

He’s slick and cunning

Prefers his shadow cast


He keeps his secrets close

And he has got plenty

He’s been writing his list

Since he was twenty.


His list is long

His revenge still raw

He has smarts for plotting

He’s well versed with the law.


He’s been under the radar

Staying in shadows

Was unknown what his game is

His door is closed.


The Feds are on it

The evidence grows

 He removes the fingerprints

Where blood flowed.


Just a few chapters left 

To learn his fate

The Judge’s List

I can’t wait.

Thanks for reading

31 thoughts on “A Shady Past

    1. Thank you so much, James. He chooses crime. I’m reading my first John Grisham novel, and it’s one I can’t put down. The storytelling is superb. This poem is my take on the villain, and the photo prompt worked perfectly.

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    1. Thank you, msjadeli, He was indeed a smooth operator. So cunning, patient, careful and thorough. I’ve just finished reading the last page. It was an absolutely superb read and it all went exactly as I wanted it to! ‘Gotta love fiction’ as John Grisham says!

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