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Murder Among The Orchids


By Karen Robbins



Copyright 2011 by Karen Robbins


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Mrs. Gump told Forrest that life was like a box of chocolates but I think it's more like baseball. Three strikes and you're out. Mr. Popelmayer had obviously struck out swinging. I found him sprawled across the potting bench in his greenhouse full of orchids—lifeless. I’d like to say I calmly called 9-1-1 but my hand shook so much I had to punch those numbers twice before I got them right. I struggled against the sudden lightness in my head and leaned against the cabinet that held all the pots and tools for his expensive hobby—his orchids.

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