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Three Word Thursday #9

Welcome to Three Word Thursday #9. This week, joining the quondam word-list, we have  jussulent, tenebrous, & ebullient. We also have a whole list of perspicacious writers. If you enjoy reading my story, leave a comment then click on the names of the other players and go see how they used the words. You’ll be entertained (and possibly educated) all at once.

Part One of this story is here:  The Best Laid Plans
Part Two of this story is here:  Copper
Part Three of this story is here: Nurse Spanner


The Investigation Begins

Copper parked behind the police station.  He needed to talk to the guys in forensics, see how far they’d gotten with the evidence, and check the call center to see if any weird tips had come in.  The press had yet to get wind of the murders and the longer it took them to start clamoring for answers, the better chance the Department stood of actually being able to answer them.

He decided to start with forensics.  The tenebrous basement lab was not one of his favorite places.  He was never quite prepared for the sights and scents that greeted him when he pushed through those huge stainless steel doors.

Martin Credence, garbed in lab whites from head-to-toe, including his face mask, stood over a Bunsen burner stirring a jussulent beaker.  Copper eyed the container warily, then nodded at it.  “What’ve you got?”

Credence grinned.  An ebullient light danced in his eyes.  “Chicken soup,” he said.  “Want some?”

No chickens were actually killed in the  making of the soup.

Three Word Thursday #9:

Every Thursday I will give you three new words.  You have until the following Thursday to compose a story using all three of the words.  Then, on that following Thursday, post your story.  After you post, come by here and sign in to Mr. Linky.  If you sign in and don’t post a story.  I will delete your link.

The Week  Ten words will be: sublunary; comity; & specious

Got it?  Good!  In that case:  Your story is due on:  April 16th, 2009


  1. Hmmmmmmm the mystery continues. I’m so enjoying this…Chicken Soup…I bet!!! My story will post after midnight 🙂

  2. Great writing, as always, Quilly. “Chicken soup. Want some?” I love that… and the fact that no chickens were hurt during the making of the soup… not hurt, just killed, lol.

    Thanks for visiting tonight.

    Alice in BC Canada’s last blog post..Quote of the Day

  3. short and sweet (well, jussulent) and building up suspense.
    can’t wait for another week

    juliana’s last blog post..Three Word Thursday #9
    Ooops, should have added good post! Waiting on your next one!

  4. “No chickens were actually killed in the making of the soup.”

    That sounds about right these days. Just ask the Raman Noodle guys. LOL I’m always scared about what evil things are lurking whenever the TV shows enter the forensics lab. 🙂 I’ve joined the continuing story club. You know what they say about imitation. 😉

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  5. Thom — you’ve already learned not to trust me. Smart man!

    Alice — I stand by what I wrote. 😉

    Dr. John — this particular chicken soup won’t cure you of anything but life.

    Melli — I thought Dr. John would be pleased. I was extremely short on time, but I couldn’t very well skip my own challenge, now could I?

    Betty — I don’t think most of you expect it, either!

    Juliana — and putting in WAY too many plot complications!

    Nessa — just don’t chew it over.

    Jienje — and this is nothing like a good cup of chicken soup!

    Cherie — be very scared — of the soup and the forensics lab! As to serial stories, I joined the crowd, too.

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