For this weeks Flash! Friday we had to incorporate a Detective into a story about the following prompt:

Creative Commons photo by Kat/Swim Parallel.
Creative Commons photo by Kat/Swim Parallel.

A crime is afoot

The masked man bursts out of the bank and sprints away. My partner can barely contain his excitement, “He’s getting away!”

I wiggle my toes, trying to get the feeling back. I should have known better than to wear my new shoes today, criminals have the worst sense of timing! I jog a few feet and wince before leaning casually against a pole, “All in good time.”

“You can’t just stand there. I’ll show you how it’s done.” He doesn’t wait for my reply, he’s already in pursuit. Why are men always using their muscles instead of their brains?

I wave down a passing bus and hop on board. It’s a nice chance to rest my aching feet. As we pass my quarry I jump off and tackle him to the ground. My partner eventually reaches us, wheezing and out of breath. He smiles and says, “What will you buy with the reward?”
“What else, new shoes!”