Shark Crime Investigations – Friday Fictioneers

It’s time for Friday Fictioneers. A little late this week. Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting and to Sandra Crook for this beautiful photo.

I just watched a documentary on sharks. I can’t help but write this story. Enjoy.

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

Genre: Science Thriller (100 words)

Shark Crime Investigations

Shark Crime Investigator Addison Gimpley patrolled Kipa Beach undisturbed, fixated on the water. Since the shark invasion, the beach emptied out. Five deaths in as many weeks.

A drop of blood was enough to lure the shark, but Addison ruled out local chicken sacrifices and its accompanied drumming vibrations as evidence for the shark’s actions.

But which shark? Tiger? Bull? He needed more data.

“Fancy a swim?” A woman tapped Addison. “You look at the ocean like it might drift away.”

“No, thank you. But don’t let me stop you.”

The carefree, thoughtless tourist has made an appearance. He waited.


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63 thoughts on “Shark Crime Investigations – Friday Fictioneers

  1. I really have no idea what is going on but I think I’m afraid to go into the water once again. Duh da duh da
    Do you remember when Jaws was in the theater or are you too young? I was terrified that a shark would eat me in Lake Tahoe. Seriously terrified.
    Happy belated Thanksgiving Amy.

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    1. Tracey, I think you got the main gist. I revised it a little. I hope it’s more clear. Yes, I saw Jaws all right. Great flick. I hope you got over that, because Lake Tahoe is too pretty not to enjoy. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! Thank you.

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  2. Shark Crime Investigators? Perhaps he should be a dolphin.

    Are the sharks running in gangs and robbing schools of cod of their lunch money? Or are they making loans at outrageous interested rates and charging at arm & leg (literally) if you don’t pay up on time? Shark mafia, I’d call ’em.

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    1. Ha! You’re hilarious, Russell. The sharks are most definitely running in gangs. I think the Shark Crime Investigator is equally scary. It’s a real thing, apparently. Or maybe it was just a made up thing for the show I watched. It made me laugh. Thanks, Russell.


  3. Oh, cruel, cruel Addison. Great story. I saw Jaws in the theatre as a teen, went home alone in the dark, and expected sharks around every corner. They still creep me out, but also fascinate me, like all creatures in the sea.

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  4. That Mr Gimpley has the cool objectivity needed to be a good researcher; he deserves his monthly pay cheque.
    A shark story is something I hadn’t thought of, but the picture is one of such innocence, sharks should’ve been on the menu (metaphorically speaking). From time to time we need the sort of shock and awe you’ve delivered here.


    1. This picture doesn’t really say sharks to me, but you know…they are out there!! It was kind of on my brain, so I had to write it. It’s a lovely photo and brought quite a few different stories. Glad I could deliver something of shock and awe value. 🙂 Thank you, Patrick.


  5. “But don’t let me stop you.” Oh my goodness gracious! The moral of the story is, always read the local news before venturing into unknown waters. Great story Amy.

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  6. Hm. I wonder if Investigator Gimpley had anything to do with the other five deaths. That poor tourist. Also, I was intrigued to find out that local chicken sacrifices are a thing. 🙂

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    1. Could be, Laura. Yes, the local chicken sacrifices were part of the investigation, as well as the vibrations from the drumming, which were recorded within the optimum range for a shark’s detection. Fascinating stuff! 🙂

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  7. Good story, Amy. I think it’s a comination of him being ruthless and her being stupid. Some people just can’t believe something bad will happen to them. They should call that Jaws Beach. Well done. — Suzanne


    1. That’s for your insightful comment, Suzanne! A combination of ruthlessness and stupidity. That will get you every time! That would be an excellent name for the beach. I wonder if that name is really out there. I can’t imagine it would be very popular. 🙂


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