Simon shivered. Waves knocked against planks beneath his sodden feet. He swiped his dripping hair aside.
“It was an accident,” she repeated. Lamplight reflected from dark liquid eyes.
She’d knocked him overboard, he knew. He looked at the Continue reading Rowboat
The locked gates rattled for a moment as he passed through them. As he crossed the courtyard, he read the leaves and debris strewn about, looking for evidence.
A trace left no doubt. Aasima was here. He walked unobserved past the smoking guard with a gun. Continue reading Help?
Most of the family attended the reunion. Aunts, uncles, cousins. It promised to be fun.
The book drew her in. Each page pulled the curtain to another world back centimeter by centimeter.
The girls were disappearing. The protagonist engaged, Continue reading Window
“Miss Laar took him down to the beach.”
“And where is she?”
“I don’t know.”
Detective Kevi shook his head. “So, she works here?”
“Yes. For three years. One of the caregivers.” Continue reading Vanished
The patrol car pulled off the side of the road. Gravel crunched under the wheels. The rotund sheriff waddled over, holding a jelly doughnut.
“What do we have, Wilson?” Continue reading A Spot of Tea
“But, this isn’t a cold case; it’s a dead case!” the rookie protested.
Wry amusement passed over her partner’s face. He shook his head and returned his attention to the road. “Welcome to my world, rook,” he said, laughing. Continue reading The Dark Road
There was something foul, burning in his mouth. He was coming around now, he realized. His throat felt raw. Where am I? he asked himself. He spit to clear his mouth, not really caring.
He opened his eyes. The light was poor, but he looked to be in a forest of horizontal bars — he thought he faced a maze of ladders arranged by a lunatic. Some near, some farther, fuzzy, out-of-focus. A fog seemed to hang in the air. He tried to turn his head. Pain lanced through his shoulder and neck. Continue reading A Case in Chinatown