The Clue


PHOTO PROMPT © Ronda Del Boccio

Why’d Vince have to pull a gun? I didn’t want him dead, just what was mine.

I searched the obvious places in the cluttered cottage.  I knew he wasn’t stupid, but what was I to do?

Only 30 carats, it was considered the most beautiful gem in the Universe, flawless and colorless, yet a flame never seen before.

They say Czar Nicholas carried it when he died.

I was about to leave the kitchen but stopped. The homemade peach jelly was the color of salsa.

The diamond was smuggled from Russia through Georgia.

It was in the jam.

Vince loved puns.


Word count = 100

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I hate to have to explain a joke, but ;)  Here, Georgia is the country. The term “Georgia Peach” is a cliche. Vince was in a bit of jam, stealing from the boss, and that hot rock, well, needs something spicy so… Vince did love his puns ;)

32 thoughts on “The Clue

  1. Abhijit Ray

    A thirty carat diamond of Czar Nicholas may be worth killing. But an easier way would have been incapacitating Vince and run away with the stone. Now police will be after you, otherwise it would be Vince, whom you could have managed with some ease.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It is an Americanism, which is part of the over complicated pun ;) I know “Georgia Peach” is about the fruit, but I usually hear it used to describe a pretentious rich person (usually female) from Georgia, “So that Georgia Peach said to me…”

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  2. draliman

    I’ve not heard of “Georgia Peach” so I needed the explanation, I’m afraid :-)
    I was going to say that Vince’s puns will prove his undoing, but it sounds like he’s already been undone…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I thought the term might be too local. The US state of Georgia is known for its peaches so they used to call people from Georgia “peaches”, particularly over-privileged (rich) white people. Yeah,Vince’s puns were his undoing – he was too clever for his own good…

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