The Suspect

Who, Me????

The Suspect

I suspect you are the guilty one. The evidence is clear,
and as a further indication, you’re acting rather queer.
Those pork chops just left in the pan a short while ago
are nowhere to be seen now, though I’ve looked both high and low.
I don’t know where the bones have gone, but I have a suspicion
that when you last entered the house, those chops were your ambition!
I left the room for minutes and came back, much perturbed,
to find the skillet empty, albeit undisturbed,
still centered on the burner with not even one chop.
So now I fear my dinner guests are going to have to stop
to pick us up a pizza as they drive here from town,
for when I left the pork chops on the stove top to get brown,
SOMEONE helped himself to them. Mind, I’m not pointing fingers,
but as you skulk out of the room, still, my suspicion lingers.
You are a likely felon, dear little doggie mine.
I think you’d have no chance in a doggie suspect line!


True story.  Six pork chops!!! Skillet still centered over the flame, not one inch out of alignment. Later on, a mysterious stash of pork chop bones found by the gardener in the lower garden behind the studio.

Fandango’s prompt today is suspect.

31 thoughts on “The Suspect

  1. V.J. Knutson

    Laughing over here. At a friends for dinner the other night, the host handed out butter tarts on plates. Her husband set his down for a second and it was gone. A very guilty pup slinked out of the room, lol.

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      1. V.J. Knutson

        Really? Butter tarts are sweet – butter and brown sugar, sometimes nuts or raisins – encased in a small pastry shell. Back in the days when I could eat gluten, I had a personal quest to find the best butter tarts. Now I can only drool. The pup must have snatched it in one bite as there was no evidence left.


  2. slmret

    When I was a teen, my mother made 4 layers of shortbread for a birthday party dessert that was to be layered with strawberries and whipped cream. She set the layers on the counter to cool, and went about other chores. When she returned, the cat had eaten about 1/4 of each layer! She calmly cut around the holes, and completed the dessert — it was just as yummy as it should have been, but the pieces were a little smaller than planned!


    1. lifelessons Post author

      Ha.. Don’t expect that from a cat, although the other day Kukla.. or Frannie..jumped up on the counter and ate a bit out of a bolillo right through the plastic bag. Out she went!!!

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      1. lifelessons Post author

        Do you have any audible books? It’s gotten so the only time I have to read is in the car, in the kitchen, in the studio or before I fall asleep, in bed. I have a backlog of books in print, but cannot find funny, uplifting, well-written audible books. The last five I’ve purchased have been so depressing that I’ve either sent them back or just given up on them. Reality is depressing enough right now!

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      2. Ellen Morris Prewitt

        Oh, I’m all about audio (and funny stories). We are just putting the finishing touches on an audio book of my novel Tracking Happiness: A Southern Chicken Adventure! It will also be in a podcast (Ellen’s Very Southern Voice @theoamnetwork). It should release in a couple of weeks, and it does have an uplifting message about kindness and grief and chickens. In the meantime, you can listen to my short story collection Cain’t Do Nothing with Love in audio which won the CIPA-EVVY Audio Fiction award in 2014. You can find it in the iTunes Store. (If you meant audio books in general, please forgive my selfish preoccupation with my own work—it is all consuming right now!!)


      3. lifelessons Post author

        Ha. I did mean do you yourself have any audio books. Let me know when Chickens comes out. I love the writing but hate getting it out there so I feel your pain.

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