The Tell: Mystery Flash Fiction

Aug 8, 2015 | 2015 Articles, Mysteryrat's Maze, Terrific Tales

by Kevin R Tipple

“The Tell” is just one of a number of tales in Mind Slices: a Collection of New and Previously Published Stories available in e-book form at Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble and other sites. The author’s blog featuring reviews, market news, and more is at kevintipplescorner.blogspot.com.

“Phil, what have you done?”

Phil turned from his brother’s body to face his wife of twenty long years.

“I shot him dead.”

“Why, Phil? Why?”

“Because he lied. I saw his tell.”

“His tell? God, what are you talking about?”scratch

Lenore pushed past him and knelt at Steven’s side. She felt his neck in a futile cause, especially considering the way the blood was pooling out from underneath the body.

“You’ve been cheating on me with him. I asked him and he denied it before scratching his arm. That’s his tell. It’s how I beat him in poker.”

“You idiot! Steven had a flu shot yesterday. That’s why he was scratching.”

Phil’s gun roared again and Lenore fell over dead thanks to the hole in the center of her forehead.

“So, why did you keep tugging your earlobe, Lenore?”

He knew her new studs couldn’t be the answer.

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Kevin R. Tipple is the author of Mind Slices: A Collection Of New And Previously Published Stories available in e-book form at Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble and other sites. The author’s blog featuring reviews, market news, and more is at kevintipplescorner.blogspot.com.

15 Comments

  1. Short and wickedly sweet.

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  2. MIND SLICES contains many more examples of Kevin’s unconventional take on genre fiction.

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  3. Thank you all very much! I am a bit stunned by the positive reception here and elsewhere about one of my pieces. Very grateful.

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  4. I’ll stop fiddling with my earrings in that case- thanks for the warning.

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  5. Thanks, Jan!

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