The news finally broke in interrupting the television show. I was disappointed – not from the show and the bad actors, but because they took so long.

The anchor anxiously warned that the police were on a city-wide lookout for a man, a potential serial killer, and everyone should stay indoors. They gave a description and broadcasted the sketch artist’s rendition from the lone witness.

Once they returned back to normal broadcasting, I went out onto the porch, lit a cigarette, stared up at the moon and smiled at how that drawing was uncannily accurate.

Perhaps I should grow a beard.

THE SKETCH ARTIST’S RENDITION is my submission to a new weekly writing challenge (to me) that I had found that requires you to use three words in each story and the story itself is a drabble – 100 words, no more, no less.

This is the set of cards with the words that are required within the story:

Here’s where you can find this drabble story:

There you can see how others have used this writing photo prompt.

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