The staff at Center City High School were amazed to see Superintendent Harold Flanders walk in the door on Monday morning with a smile on his face like nothing out of the ordinary had occurred last week.
But that was far from true, since his dear friend and long time business manager Mrs. Barnes had been accused of embezzling thousands of dollars from the school, and then had disappeared along with the school janitor. Rumor had it that they had eloped and were hiding out somewhere in Mexico.
It was business as usual for Mr. Flanders during the remaining two weeks until Christmas vacation, though he seemed to keep more to himself.
When teachers and students returned to school after New Year's Day, they were shocked to learn that Mr. Flanders was being held in a Mexican jail, and Mrs. Barnes and James the janitor had been found dead.
I'm linking up with Lillie McFerrin for Five Sentence Fiction
where the writing prompt this week is "business".