Detective Joe Traeger raced the Buick down the highway toward the coming storm.
The old gypsy woman had been right about everything she’d foretold. He had found the body of the missing boy by deciphering the clues she had given.
It was not over. He had yet to discover the meaning behind her last message to him. She’d said he would travel through a storm to find his house safe, but his home in ruin. He pressed down on the accelerator as the first raindrops spattered on the windshield. There had been no answer when he called. What awaited him at home?
In 250 words or less, tell us a story incorporating the elements in the picture. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.
Please keep language and subject matter to a PG-13 level.
Use the comment section below to submit your entry. Entries will be accepted until 5:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time on Tuesday, December 18th, 2012.
On Wednesday morning, we will open voting to the public with an online poll for the best writing entry accompanying the photo. Voting will be open until 5:00 PM Thursday.
On Friday morning, the winner will be recognized as we post the winning entry along with the picture as a feature. Best of luck to you all in your writing!
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