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Murder She Wrote – FINALE

30 Jan
Photograph by Shkoda Maria

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Welcome! Today I’m featuring the 3rd and 4th installments of Murder She Wrote, which will mark the end of the series. If you have not read Part 1 or Part 2 of the series I recommend you do that first before reading today’s post. Enjoy and don’t forget to leave some comment love.

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“Jessica, what took place between Adrianna and me happened a long time ago, before I met you,” explained Mason.

“I know. It’s just that she said so many horrible things. She said you will never be as happy with me as you were with her.” Jessica’s expression was full of concern.

“And you believed her?” He caressed her face. “We dated a couple of times. After the first date, I knew she wasn’t for me. I went on a second and third date because I felt sorry for her. You see, she thought much more of our few dates than I did. I finally had to break it off. It was kind of a nightmare, really.” He reached over and kissed her.

“Nevertheless, you should have told me,” Jessica said, pouting.

“It was so long ago and of such little importance that it didn’t occur to me to tell you. I’m sorry.”

Jessica smiled faintly. “I forgive you.”

“I love you. There’s no one else. That’s why I asked you to be my wife.” He pulled her toward him and embraced her. Jessica grinned. Her ‘happy ever after’ was safe again.

“I have to get going,” said Mason, beaming. “There are a few things I need to take care of, but I’ll be back early afternoon, and we’ll spend the rest of the day…and night together.” Jessica nodded, let him go and watched him exit her house.

She eyed her phone on the coffee table. She picked it up.

“Siri, am I going to be happy?”

“I can’t say,” responded Siri.

“Why not?”

“I can’t say.”

“Siri, I hate you!” Jessica shouted into the phone. “I’m going to throw you in the furnace and get a new phone, because you suck!”

“I will try to do better,” said Siri.

“It’s too late, Siri!”

“You will be happily married to Mason Richmond,” said Siri.

“What?” Jessica stared at her phone. “What did you say?”

“I can’t answer that,” said Siri.

“Why not?”

“I don’t know how to respond to that,” said Siri.

“Liar!”

“I’m afraid that can’t be,” replied Siri.

“Just shut up!”

“My lips are sealed.”

“Am I in danger from Adrianna?”

“Yes, you are in danger—but not from Adrianna.”

 

 

 

Present day…

“Do you know of anyone who would want to harm your girlfriend?” asked the detective.  “Sir?”

Mason could not take his red, swollen eyes off Jessica’s corpse. “Um, yeah, actually. There’s this girl…” his eyes kept drifting back to Jessica. He broke down again.

“Sir, I’m sorry. We need your help to figure out what happened here,” insisted the cop. “What girl are you referring to?”

“It’s someone I dated a few times before I met Jessica. Her name is Adrianna. She threatened my fiancée, and she hasn’t been seen since.”

“When did this happen?”

“About a week and a half ago.”

“What did this Adrianna threaten your girlfriend with?”

“They argued, and she told Jessica that she would be sorry. Jessica told me that her words, tone of voice and facial expression gave her chills up and down her spine.”

“Cause of death is by electrocution,” interjected the coroner on the scene.

“What?” asked Mason. He jumped to his feet and stared wide-eyed at the coroner, a flood of questions causing his brows to knit together tightly.

The coroner explained, “The young lady died of a current of electricity whose path included the heart, which caused fibrillation and damage via burns, as well as cellular damage.”

Mason’s knees buckled and he fell. The detective and coroner moved quickly to aid him.

“How did this happen?” he croaked. “What electrocuted her?”

“I suspect it was her phone. She was still holding it in her left hand, and there is a burn mark on her left forefinger. I suspect it was the current’s point of entry. I am truly sorry,” said the coroner as he left the scene.

“I need to see the phone,” said Mason in a wobbly voice.

“I’m sure by now the forensics people have collected it for evidence,” explained the detective.

“I just need to see it, please,” begged Mason.

“We’re ready to take the body,” announced the removal service guy. The detective nodded. Mason froze and stared at Jessica’s body, which was covered in a white sheet. Suddenly, her left arm fell from under the sheet. He saw her finger. It was grotesque. Black and bulbous. Mason hunched over and retched repeatedly.

“Are you going to be alright?” asked the officer.

“I need to see her phone! Please, I just want to see it. I won’t touch it.”

The detective sighed deeply and took Mason over to the evidence table. He asked one of the forensic officers to show him Jessica’s phone. The officer searched and found the bagged iPhone. The phone seemed to be stuck on a certain screen.

“The phone still works?” asked Mason.

“No. However, we haven’t been able to change the screen or turn it off.”

“What does the screen say?”

“I don’t know. Didn’t read it. It’s probably just a glitch from when the electric charge was released.”

“May I take a closer look at it?” asked Mason. The forensic investigator gave him the bag with the phone.

“You can look at it, but don’t remove the phone from the bag,” said the investigator as he walked away.

“I won’t!” yelled Mason after him. His hands were trembling. He brought the bag closer. The screen kept flashing. There was a message on the screen. He read it out loud.

“If I must go, then I will take you with me, Jessica!”

Mason’s heart beat rapidly and thumped hard against his chest. His breathing became quick and shallow. He looked around. Everyone was busily attending to their work. He closed his eyes tightly, believing his weary mind was playing tricks on him. He looked at the flashing screen again.

If I must go, then I will take you with me, Jessica!”

Mason almost dropped the phone. He couldn’t stop staring at the flashing message. Suddenly, the screen stopped flashing.

“Goodbye, Mason!” said Siri.

The screen went black.  Mason flinched, and this time the bag did fall from his hand. Luckily, it landed on the evidence table.  Mason’s eyes flickered in every direction. No one had seen anything. He inched away.  He couldn’t take his eyes away from the iPhone.  He bumped into his dead fiancé’s couch. He plopped on it. He rubbed his neck finding it hard to swallow. He continued to gawk in the direction of the evidence table. He could hear the thumping of his heart in his ears.  “Did that really happen?”  Trembling he attempted to figure out what this all meant.

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31 Responses to “Murder She Wrote – FINALE”

  1. Ashwin January 30, 2014 at 1:35 pm #

    Did that really happen??

    Nice story, Vashti 🙂 I had a guess that Siri could have murdered her in some supernatural way as you were concentrating more on ‘siri’ since the beginning.. and I was totally convinced with the explanation you’ve given for that 🙂 Indeed an interesting murder tale 🙂

    Cheers!!

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 30, 2014 at 1:43 pm #

      Ha,ha! I guess I can’t surprise you since we think too much alike. 😉 I’m glad you enjoyed it though. Thank you for following the series. 😀

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      • Ashwin January 31, 2014 at 12:38 am #

        Haha.. Yeah, we think too much alike 😉 anyways, thumbs up for this series… Now I will be waiting for another interesting series from you… 🙂

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 1, 2014 at 10:16 pm #

        Oh, oh. I better get to work on the next one. 😉 Ha,ha! I’m going to have to think of a love story for the month of February (Valentine’s day). 😀

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  2. peternoahthomas January 30, 2014 at 2:20 pm #

    Fantastic ending to this series. You fooled me and the ending was a surprise! You are so good at drawing people (me) into your stories.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 30, 2014 at 2:36 pm #

      That’s awesome to hear (read) Peter. The beginning and end of my stories are very important to me and I work extra hard to get it right. I’m so glad you enjoyed the series. It was fun to write. 😀

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  3. April (@100LBC) January 30, 2014 at 2:21 pm #

    Great ending! I thought Siri was going to be behind it, but I couldn’t figure out how! Very good tale. Thanks for sharing and linking up with Countdown in Style! Don’t forget to come back on Friday to see if you were featured!

    ~~April~~
    100lbCountdown.com

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  4. rcprice January 30, 2014 at 4:54 pm #

    Another reason not to buy an IPhone!. Great story, Vashti.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 30, 2014 at 5:13 pm #

      Ha,ha! Shhhh! The Apple people will come and get me. Thank you for reading Robert!

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  5. Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin January 31, 2014 at 1:14 am #

    I had an inkling that it might be Siri after the last conversation they had. Well done, good build up and nice twist. 🙂

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 1, 2014 at 10:14 pm #

      Thank you for reading Yolanda. It was fun working on this one because I actually talked to Siri to see what she would say and she really does have a smart mouth. Ha,ha! 😉

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  6. Rat February 1, 2014 at 6:09 am #

    wow.. i was wondering what this Siri was doing there 😛 and finally it was Siri who wrote this murder. Cool one Vashti.. looking forward to read more series from you. keep up your good work! 🙂

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 1, 2014 at 10:10 pm #

      Thank you very much! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I’ll get bust working on more short stories. 😉

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  7. Natasha February 1, 2014 at 11:38 pm #

    Whoa! I so didn’t expect that! I thought Adrianna killed Jessica, but I was surprised to find that it was Siri. Guess I should be nicer to my phone from now on! I love this series! I’m looking forward to read more of your stories. You always draw me in from beginning to end!

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 1, 2014 at 11:53 pm #

      Ha,ha! Yes, Adrianna was my ‘Red Herring’, but the real culprit was Siri. I had fun writing this series because I actually did a lot of talking with Siri (on my iPhone) to get some of her dialogue for this story. I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

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  8. Brittnei Washington February 3, 2014 at 12:36 pm #

    Siri killed her! So weird! I loved this read. You had me wondering what was going to happen from the very beginning! So glad you shared this with us at Countdown in Style! Don’t forget to stop by Friday to see if you are featured! xo

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 3, 2014 at 4:59 pm #

      Hi Brittnei! Ha,ha! Gotcha! Yes, Siri was the culprit. Thank you for reading! 😀

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  9. Stacey Gannett (This Momma's Ramblings) February 10, 2014 at 1:35 am #

    I can’t wait to finally get the chance to read this in its entirety…been kind of a crazy few weeks! When I see the title though it makes me think of the old tv show that my mom used to watch with Jessica Landsbury. 🙂 Thanks for linking up! Have a great week!

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 10, 2014 at 11:31 am #

      That was actually the inspiration for the title. I was having a hard time thinking of a title for the series and then my husband blurred out, “Murder She Wrote”! Ha,ha! I asked, isn’t that a TV series on TCM? I loved it though and it fits perfect for the series. You’ll see why when you read it. 😉

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  10. Sandra February 10, 2014 at 10:38 pm #

    Thanks for sharing on The Four Seasons Blog Hop! Sandra from Scrumptilicious 4 You!

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  11. JESS44903 February 10, 2014 at 10:47 pm #

    You really are a tremendous writer!

    Thanks again for joining the Link Up this week!

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  12. Nicole February 20, 2014 at 2:47 pm #

    So fun to read! Thanks for linking up to our Weekend Wind-Down party last week. Be sure to link back to us so that you can be featured. Hope you’ll come back Friday night at 6pm. and link up new posts! =)

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 20, 2014 at 3:30 pm #

      I’m glad you enjoyed the story Nicole! I’d love to link up again. 😀

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  13. olganm February 21, 2014 at 3:14 am #

    Good fun. I have an I-phone but never used Siri. Another reason not to… On the other hand she was quite horrible to the thing… I haven’t watched ‘Her’ but…

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 21, 2014 at 10:06 am #

      Ha, ha! By all means use Siri! She can be quite useful at times. Thank you very much for reading, Olga. Have a fantastic weekend! 😀

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  14. Angel March 6, 2014 at 7:13 pm #

    Great ending Vashti. i think my Siri just retired, lol.
    Angel

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