Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Digging Up Dirt



Sophie Winston

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by Krista Davis



My boyfriend, Wolf, is a softie about some things. He's a homicide detective, which means he can be serious in a very scary way. On the other hand, he loves the Blaze climbing rose in my backyard. It reminds him of one at his house that died. Isn't that sweet? A big, tough guy who is sentimental about rose bushes?

We had a little spat, nothing serious, but as a surprise, I thought I'd buy a rose bush and plant it in back of his house where the old one was. Maybe that's not the most romantic thing in the world, but I thought he'd appreciate the gesture.

I took my dog, Daisy, along. Wolf has a nice large backyard with loads of trees. Perfect for a dog to snoop around.

He wasn't home, so I took my time, but that rascally dead rose bush just would not come out of the dirt. No matter how much I dug or how hard I tried. Daisy even helped me dig. And then it happened. The dead roots finally gave way, and I found a purse buried there. No wonder the rosebush died.

It's a good leather purse. Expensive! And it has his missing wife's driver's license inside it. His wife has been missing for years. What do I do now?

Who buries a purse in a garden? I didn't just dig up the dirt, I dug up a nightmare.

Help! What would you do?



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5 comments:

  1. OMG, what a dilemma!! Confront him? Tell another cop? Rebury it and pretend it never happened??

    I think I would replant the dead rose and, when he's there, tell him that I've got him a rose... why don't we dig up the dead bush together and plant the new one? Then I'd watch what he says... that would tell me everything.

    I neeeed to know what happens now!!

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  2. Oh, Victoria, what a great idea! Only one potential problem with your suggestion -- what if he buries my purse there, too? No, he would never do that! Would he?

    ~ Sophie

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  3. Wow, Sophie. It can't get much worse than this! What a fright...but I like Victoria's idea. Unless you just come out and ask him about it. Not confrontational but concerned, which you are! Good luck.

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  4. Sophie, that is a pickle. I like to confront things head-on, but then I back off for fear of chasing someone away. OTOH, there are things I need to ask Jordan. I'm paying attention to the answers today. Wishing you loads of luck.

    Charlotte Bessettte

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  5. Oh, I'd do what Victoria suggested. But have another friend along with you at the time....just in case:)

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