100 Word Wednesdays – Lost & Found (plus bonus story)

Another work of 100 word fiction inspired by an actual event from the Police Blotter in my hometown of Burlingame, CA. Enjoy!

Lost & Found
By Grant Baciocco

Roger had found it while he was pulling up the floor in the upstairs bathroom. After the initial shock, came the thought of what exactly he was going to do with it. He had poked it with a the end of the crowbar and it had done nothing. He’d tried throwing water on it but all that seemed to do was get it wet.

He next went to the shed and came back with a shovel. After several minutes of straining, he’d wrested it from between the floor joists.

The question remained…What was he going to do with it?

February 10, 2013 − 12:43 p.m.: A citizen who found something turned it in to police.


Here’s a bonus story. This one is one I stumbled across while searching for Burlingame Police blotter stories. This one is from the Bay Area city of Foster City. Not too far from Burlingame.

Off to School
By Grant Baciocco

Officer Roberts removed his apron, being careful not to snag the apron strings on his revolver or nightstick. He gathered up the sandwich, apple slices and baby carrots that he’d just placed into sandwich bags and put them into the paper sack on the counter. He rolled up the top of that bag and, taking a pen from his pocket, wrote Alison’s name on the front.

Just then, Officer Morgan entered the kitchen with Alison in tow. Alison, groggy, sat down at the table as Officer Roberts served her scrambled eggs.

“Thanks.” Alison muttered.

“Eat up or you’ll be late.”

Killdeer Court, 02/01/2013 – 8:25 a.m. Wednesday A mother requested assistance with getting her 9-year-old off to school.

One thought on “100 Word Wednesdays – Lost & Found (plus bonus story)”

  1. Regarding bonus: Oh how many times I wanted to do the same thing for my son. Don’t know how it would have been received when he was 20…

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