Another super-short story inspired by the photo below. Want to see what other people made of the same picture? Here’s your chance. And, if you want to, add your interpretation!
“So your husband sold these?”
“Oh, yes. Mounted collections. He was so proud of his finds – these are really rare shells, you know.”
“Uh-huh. Pretty pricey?”
“Well, yes. They had to be. His expenses were so high.”
“Uh-huh.” The policeman headed for the next room, and she trailed after. “Lots of equipment in here.”
“You need all sorts of computer stuff to run a business these days.”
“Printing invoices and stuff?” She nodded. “Who uses a three-d printer for invoices?”
“That? That’s just a hobby.”
“Profitable hobby. We’ll have to test these shells, but I bet they turn out to be plastic.”
“Fakes. Nice job programming that printer, though.”
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