1 – Fluid
2 – Melody
3 – Trap
4 – Flood
“Here you go Jack,” the mail clerk said as he dropped the envelope on his desk along with the rest of the mail. It was a large manila envelope with printed labels on it. “Thanks Pete. There always seems to be a flood of mail when the idiots are on the loose.” He was talking about the suspected serial killer that was plaguing the area.
He looked though the stack and stopped when he got to the large envelope. Something about it peaked his interest, maybe just a reporter’s hunch. He opened it carefully and found photographs of the murdered women inside and a three page letter supposedly from the murderer.
He picked up his phone and dialed the editor’s number. “Hello Frank, we’ve got a bombshell. The murderer sent me a package. Do we run with it or do I call the PD?”
“What’s it say?” the editor asked.
“Basically how women have ruined everything these days. Messing with politics, becoming a voice in the media, just a bunch of ranting. He does say they will all pay for how they wronged him. And it is only signed with K.”
“Start up some copy for the late edition and I will call the PD so they can process the envelope. They may block the story but I want something in case they let us run with it.” The editor said.
Jack started writing right away. He outlined how the murderer claimed women were ruining his life as well as every other male. He made sure to word it carefully to not enrage the murderer or terrify the public. Jack was one of the best in the business. He just hit the save button when he saw the officers headed across the newsroom.
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – flood