100 Word Wednesdays – Framed

Another story based on an item in the police blotter from my hometown of Burlingame, CA.

By Grant Baciocco

It’d taken him months to get just right.  Lots of trial and error.  Lots of decisions.  Which rhinestones looked good with the wood varnish he’d chosen?  The red ribbons or the green?  Would the moulding obscure any information the DMV required to be seen?

When Richard thought of all the hours spent using the lathe, the hot glue gun, the wood burning iron his blood boiled.  And he couldn’t bring himself to think about the Swavorski Crystals.  It was all gone.  It had been too special to put on his car but, dammit, he just had to show the world.

5:25 a.m.: A resident in the 1800 block of Casteneda reported his license plate frame was stolen.

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