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One Fine Day: Mystery Short Story


FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andTerrific Tales

by Maggie-beth Rees

Enjoy this fun little never before published short story.

You always were a little weasel, starting with your days as a juvenile delinquent.
I tried to reason with you, but you were having none of it.

When I chased you down, you turned on me, shoved me in the trunk of your car, and drove me far into the desert.
You threw me a shovel, and made me dig a shallow grave.

Then, you made me lie in it. You aimed and fired, but missed.gun


Of course you ran away – leaving me to my fate.

But I am of tough stock; giving up was never an option.

It took days to find my way back to civilization.

I’ve been looking for you ever since – and now I have you in my sights.

Keep glancing over your shoulder, because I am not giving up.

I am going to make you pay your library fines if it’s the last thing I ever do.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & mystery short stories in our mystery section.

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Maggie-beth Rees is a setter and solver of British-style cryptic crosswords, an editor, a blogger, and an avid reader. She is also an amateur photographer, a mixed-media artist and beginning watercolorist who enjoys making paper, designing cards, quilting and embroidery. Maggie-beth lives in Phoenix with her husband, two puppies and a crotchety old cat (made even more crotchety by the presence of the two puppies.) Her blog can be found here: merseamersea.wordpress.com.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Earl Staggs April 21, 2018 at 10:10am

HehHehHeh Loved this. Well done.


2 Maggie-beth Rees April 22, 2018 at 6:49pm

I thank you, Earl!


3 Melissa Hunt Trikilis
Twitter: @Trikione1
April 22, 2018 at 12:03am

Short, sweet and twisted. A perfectly executed mystery.


4 Maggie-beth Rees April 22, 2018 at 6:52pm

Thank you SO much, Melissa! You “got” everything I was going for.


5 Gail Farrelly
Twitter: @gailfarrelly
April 23, 2018 at 9:41am

Loved this story, especially the ending. Fun!


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