The Mysterious Case of the Bloody Staircase

Another one of my flashfiction February prompts, this one where I needed to show a character attribute without actually naming in. No idea how I did on it, not my favorite. It was based on the title, and was a demo piece to explain how the challenge worked.


When the scream rang out, she ran towards it. She paused only to grab a first kit from the wall when she saw the bloody hand-prints on the railing. She yelled of calling the police as she ran down the staircase, and ignored the fleeing figure when she saw the crumpled body on the landing. She staunched the bleeding where she could, glad for the sound of sirens growing louder with every passing moment. She herself to relax once the paramedics took over, she may have saved someone, even if two others didn’t make it. Today, was a good day.


The attribute was bravery, which in this case borders stupidity, as there is a killer involved, but it’s a fine line….

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