Carter stared down at the floating bodies. ‘Why was the whole of the senior management team here?’
‘Aqua aerobics,’ Jamieson answered. ‘The chancellor thought it would enhance their morale. An hour of playful splashing while slashing budgets and closing programmes.’
‘Except someone decided to terminate them.’
‘They probably died of chlorine gas poisoning. Above 1,000 ppm death occurs after only a couple of minutes.’
‘Explains why all the windows are open. Suspects?’
‘CCTV shows a woman leaving by a side door, though her face was hidden.’
‘No doubt a socialist, anarchist intellectual trying to make the world a better place.’
A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.