“Miss Tonks, the weakest, had been persuaded to go on a raiding mission,” – Miss Tonks Turns to Crime – MC Beaton
Miss Tonks and Miss Barratt were two elderly spinsters that lived in an old cottage and kept themselves to themselves. The whole town used to talk about those old maids and laugh. Two sweet old dears who had no knowledge of the wicked side of life.
Little did the town know that they had once been part of a notorious gang of thieves who had been responsible for a crime wave in the big city some forty years ago. After many robberies, they then ratted out the other gang members as part of a subtle plan and escaped to the country with the remains of the ill-gotten gains whilst the rest of their gang rotted in prison.
Funds had now become low and so Miss Tonks, the weakest, had been persuaded to go on a raiding mission, to rob the local bank.
Miss Barratt and Miss Tonks would collaborate one final time. They made a plan that Miss Tonks, who was physically more able but weak and easily dominated, would carry out the crime while Miss Barratt would create an alibi for them. Instead, Miss Barratt, the wretch, picked up the telephone, dialled the local police and tipped them off.
This story was written for the 50 word thursday challenge, this week hosted by Deb Whittam, click on the link below to see her post:
I have also included the following word prompts: