The Unguarded Woods #100WCGU

Posted on 5th November 2012 in 100WCGU


Had the police taken more care and realised the meaning of the orange spot, there was a high chance that they wouldn’t have left the woods unguarded allowing him to return that night and bury her at the base of its gnarled trunk.

Had they taken the time to check the forest properly, in fact, they would have discovered another five similarly daubed trees who were soon to become the unwilling hosts of another five corpses.

Instead they had ignored the warden’s dire warnings, dismissed him as a fantasist and a fusspot and returned to base in search of hot chocolate.

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  • Reply Mrs TeePot (@TeePotTweets) 6th November 2012 at 12:26 pm

    What a sad story, sounds like something out of a crime novel, when do we hear the rest!

    • Reply CoffeeCurls 6th November 2012 at 6:34 pm

      I’m doing #Nanowrimo at the moment and up to my ears in murder!

  • Reply brudberg 6th November 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Wonderful end, about the police returning in search of hot choclate. The body count is as usual quite high in these stories. :-)

    • Reply CoffeeCurls 6th November 2012 at 6:34 pm

      Thank you! I’m doing #Nanowrimo at the moment and up to my ears in murder!

  • Reply Catherine (@MummyLion) 6th November 2012 at 8:42 pm

    that made me go “ooh!”. excellent. i am chilled!

  • Reply annahalford (@anhalf) 6th November 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Good luck with the nanowrimo- hope you do it (i did it in June :O) )
    This was well done; liked the police being more interested in their hot chocolate than the crime… good job.

    • Reply CoffeeCurls 6th November 2012 at 9:32 pm

      Wow thank you! Can’t see myself completing #nanowrimo, I ditched my first version so am now massively behind, but, really enjoy the new character.

  • Reply gsussex 6th November 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Clever, deep and then back to hot chocolate . . .

  • Reply Coombe Mill (Fiona) (@coombemill) 6th November 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Will be looking for orange spots now on the trees in our woods!

    • Reply CoffeeCurls 6th November 2012 at 9:42 pm

      Lol! I made it up, I made it up…. probably 😉

  • Reply Lynne Ayers 6th November 2012 at 9:54 pm

    I do hope we have a more diligent police force in my town ;). so many inventive people saying so much is such few words. What a bunch.

  • Reply newpillowbook 7th November 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Ouch! But then again, how did the warden know? In a mystery, I’d be a bit suspicious that he’s the real killer!

  • Reply Delft 9th November 2012 at 9:06 pm

    In defense of the poor policemen, an orange spot on a tree doesn’t usually foretell a murder. And with chocolate on offer…
    Nice one.

  • Reply Kokomo 10th November 2012 at 10:48 am

    Oooh, this is so my style! Wow, this could be a part in a bigger story I wrote. Love it. Hate tht you wrote it and not me 😛

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