23/100 Days of Creativity: The Good Wife

“Michelle can you tell the court what you were doing on the afternoon of Tuesday 16 March 2010?”

“I was waiting in the carpark for Tamati to finish work. About five minutes before he came out a man croomed me and then walked into the bar.”

“Do you remember what time it was Michelle?”

“Tamati finishes at 5:30 most days and it’s another 10 minutes or so before he comes out to the car.”

“And then what happened?”

“I thought nothing of it until I watched Crimewatch about a week later and thought the guy on the video surveillance looked like the same one from that day. So I called the police.”

“No further questions your honour.”


For 100 consecutive days I will write and post a short story (about 100 words) incorporating a randomly selected word from Afterliff: A new dictionary of things there should be words for.

Today’s word:
croome v.
To lock eyes with someone inside a parked car in the process of checking out your appearance in their window.

Tomorrow’s word:
toft n.
A sign that appears to point in more than one direction.