Photo: Copyright Alastair Forbes 2013
Location: The Pavement, outside a particularly shady building in a really shady part of Shady Town. You get the idea…
“Afternoon, P.C. Copper.”
“It’s Cooper, Sarge. You heard about that anonymous letter that Crime Lord ‘Shady’ Hades sent to Headquarters?”
“Oh yes. But it’s not anonymous if he puts his name on it, Lad.”
“But he didn’t put his address on it did he?”
“No, Son he was taunting us. Saying we’d never find the base of his Evil Operations.”
“Will we Sarge?’
“Dunno, Boy. We sent an undercover Officer, Detective Hermes, in. But Hades says he got the cop plastered and hung him out to dry.”
“Chin up Kid, and keep them eyes open!”
This is my contribution to Friday Fictioneers 100 word Challenge, based on a photo prompt, and hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Click the link for more details.
22 thoughts on “Shady Hades”
Oh that was clever, had me laughing too 😉
Thanks Helen. You think they might have noticed something was up…
thanks for the chuckles.with a supertyphoon on the way,i needed that:-)
Glad you liked it.
Shady Hades – nice one. Thanks for making me smile.
I had thought about calling it “Hades’ Night”, but it would have meant changing the story!
Nice dialog, good pace, wry sense of humor. Good job.
Thanks Doug, I wasn’t sure if the humour was a bit too ‘British’, but it seems to have translated well!
Love your title. Shady indeed. Gumshoe gods? I think they’ll track him down. Nice one.
Thanks Rochelle. I think they’ll accidentally stumble across Hades sooner or later.
Very shady goings on here-when will they look up?(giggle)This was a fun take on the prompt-loved it:-)
Thanks. Even these cops would eventually find him.
Good for them;-)
Super evil over-confident Shady Hades, at last, a villain with no redeeming qualities. Great fun!
Thanks. Where’s Sherlock when you need him?
I always wondered what happened to Detective Hermes. Now I know he’s decorating our doorways in Georgian Bath.
At least he’s gone out in style!
AnElephant is laughing all day!
Love it…got him plastered and hung him out to dry!
Interesting play on words throughout. Enjoyed it!
Oy,, crime 1 justice 0… sounds like there will be a long battle
I like to see the good guys win! Shady’s days are numbered…