Change of Life – Friday Fictioneers, June 2021

Copyright Russell Gayer

The guy who sold me this said it would change my life.

I doubted it; ownership of a run-down camper can hardly be classed as cathartic, but a set of wheels for 100 bucks was pretty tempting.

He also said he knew of an old barn where I could park it for free while I did it up.

What he didn’t tell me was that he’d killed a girl and stowed her in the barn.  Her DNA was all over my camper, and soon my DNA was all over this barn.

The guy disappeared.

Yep. That was a life-changer for sure.

An oldie, from nearly 10 years ago, as I’m on the hoof today. Thanks to Rochelle for managing to fit in leadership of Friday Fictioneers with everything else she has going on in her busy life.

About Sandra

I used to cruise the French waterways with my husband four or five months a year, and wrote fiction and poetry. Now I live on the beautiful Dorset coast, enjoying the luxury of being able to have a cat, cultivating an extensive garden and getting involved in the community. I still write fiction, but only when the spirit moves me - which isn't as often as before. I love animals, F1 motor racing, French bread and my husband, though not necessarily in that order.
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42 Responses to Change of Life – Friday Fictioneers, June 2021

  1. Anita says:

    Gosh! Cheap deals can kill.
    Beware of such tempting offers…

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  2. neilmacdon says:

    I have a sneaking suspicion for the cleverness of the murderer

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  3. That’s one of those open-ended promises that always come true one way or another. Never trust a person selling you a vehicle,

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  4. If something appears to be too good to be true, it invariably is.

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  5. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is. A hard lesson to learn!

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  6. Sue says:

    Yeee-ikes 😱

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  7. Dale says:

    Well now… he didn’t lie…
    But dang. Wonderfully written!

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  8. msjadeli says:

    So creative, Sandra. When the offer seems too good to be true, it usually is. Poor guy!

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  9. pennygadd51 says:

    It was fascinating to see this story from nearly ten years ago. It’s a good story, but it lacks the emotional subtlety of your latest offerings.

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  10. Tannille says:

    Too good to be true. Busted. Hope the cops work it out.

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  11. Lorraine says:

    Yikes — the myth of fingerprints and the trouble with DNA! He should have watched CSI!

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  12. GHLearner says:

    Eek, that’s life-changing indeed. I’m sure he’ll get out of it eventually if the cops aren’t total idiots. Oldie, but Goodie, Sandra.

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  13. Dear Sandra,

    I hope you remain an honest, upstanding person. πŸ˜‰ Sinister and cleverly written.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  14. jenne49 says:

    Oldie or not, it’s a great story, Sandra, and a very creative plot.

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  15. Oh, I get it. You bought the van from C.E. Ayr. That man is generous to a fault.

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  16. plaridel says:

    poor chap, it was like a bargain from hell.

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  17. That was good, really good. What is it about camper vans and murders? I never killed anyone in mine!

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  18. draliman says:

    That deal was definitely too good to be true…

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  19. athling2001 says:

    Beware the cheap deal! I hope he can work his way out of that one.

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  20. elmowrites says:

    Clever murderer, clever author. Not that I’m saying those two are the same person πŸ˜‰

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  21. granonine says:

    Well, that’s a punch in the gut. Be careful about buying dirty white vans πŸ™‚

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  22. michael1148humphris says:

    Someone needs a very good lawyer.

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  23. subroto says:

    Now that’s a well plotted crime..
    You truly are one of the great criminal minds around And I say that with utmost respect, please don’t kill me.

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  24. Well, talk about an unexpected set-up. So well done, Sandra!

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  25. Wow, I didn’t see that coming. A mean but clever trick if you’re looking to get away with murder

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  26. When a deal is too good to be true … well … there’s often a catch. Sometimes a literal … um … catch … πŸ˜‰ Well penned! πŸ™‚

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