Thursday, February 01, 2007
A Midwinters Morn Mystery Part II
I went to work, my mind still on that morning, but managed to make it through the day. That night, I waited for my neighbor, Debbie, to come home. Debbie was a year ahead of me in school (Susie in High School), so I’ve known her for a long time. How she ended up being my neighbor is another story. I managed to catch her as she was out starting her bar-b-que.
I called to her. “Come see this.”
She started across the drive-way. “Do you have blood too?”
Well, that stopped me in my tracks. “Too?”
“I have drops across my driveway.”
We stood and talked about it for a while, no answers. Then we parted ways, each going into our respective houses. Still a mystery.
A couple of hours later my doorbell rang. It was Debbie.
“I thought I’d tell you that we’re going into your backyard.”
“There’s blood drops going down your side sidewalk. They end at your gate. And when I went to put water in Tyson’s (their dog) water dish, the water was pink with a spot of blood on the rim.”
I got my flashlight and met them outside. Them being Debbie, her 15 year-old-son Stephen and her friend Lana. Stephen had a flashlight too and we began walking around. The Who kept singing around my head – any of the three CSI themes, you pick. But they wouldn’t let me be Catherine Willows. Damn!
To be continued ... on Monday.
Come on, admit it, you really do love me.
Edit: There are two new reviews up at Isn't It Romantic, one is for the best book that I've ever read. Period.