Guilty or Innocent – Eight

The following was written for a challenge called #SixSentenceStory over at Denise’s.

This week’s prompt word is “Gulf”

To start at the beginning of this series please click here.


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Mr. Taylor looked over at Pete who was wringing his hands and appeared to be working up a sweat. “It’s okay Pete, you can tell me, let’s get this out in the open and then we can all go home for the long weekend.”

In his gut, Pete felt he could not trust this man, but he knew he had to spill the beans. “Sam Wilkinson”, blurted Pete.

Mr. Taylor did not show any kind of emotion whatsoever and all he said was, “I see.”

Pete’s mom stood up and said, “We’re leaving for the Gulf tonight for the weekend, can we continue this on Tuesday?”

To be continued …


Published by Susan Zutautas

A Canadian girl, born in Montreal, mother of three grown boys that lives with her husband in Ontario. Published author and poet. Loves to write flash fiction. Author of New In Town and two children's books which can be found on Amazon.

22 thoughts on “Guilty or Innocent – Eight

  1. Pete’s smart not to trust the principle, he is getting an early (and well-learned) lesson in the vicissitudes of power, especially when exercised by rogers.


  2. I wonder what other plans mom has in mind? I think there is going to be a quick exit if she has her way.

    I’ll be back next week to see what happens!

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  3. Tough to be a teenager. Pete’s instincts are telling him not to trust the adult, yet what choice does he have?! Mr. Taylor on the other hand is playing it close to the cuff.
    The question is – why? Hope we get an inkling of that next week!

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