First published on Shotgun Honey 12 July 2016. To jump to the story, click here.
First and foremost, thanks to Editor Ron Earl Phillips for hosting and creating such a cool crime fiction site, Shotgun Honey. I’ve spent hours looking through the archives and reading stories there, and it’s like a constant stream of scenes and stories from the best crime shows.
So, I can’t believe I wrote a crime fiction story, but I did. Thanks go to my flash fiction workshop clan, The Fishtank, for their inspiration to write a backwards narrative.
Writing a backwards narrative is strange — you really have to keep track of the cause and effect — and I hope you enjoy reading this backwards tale full of clues and keys until, I hope, you arrive at the surprising real start to the story.
My method depended on nobody letting a breeze in by opening a door. Shee-ooo it’s not easy.
I hope you enjoy the story, and while you’re over at Shotgun Honey, take a look around and enjoy a full visit. Link to my story, “Keys,” here.