Flash Fiction #17 – Mrs. Pembleton Murders

The problem

80-year-old Mrs. Pembleton, resolved, 

started with her first murder

When she killed the mugger 

who broke Mrs. White’s arm. 

(He thought he was so clever 

with the mask, 

but she recognized the two tattoos 

on her neighbor’s neck.)

No one suspected 

the little old lady next door 

for the grisly murder. 

Now she can’t stop. 

She’s killed what … 

maybe ten? 

The last one was the grocery attendant 

who cheated Blind Al of his change. 


Maybe she won’t kill this guy 

for not giving up his seat to an old woman. 


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