Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Teaser: 'The Tell' a short story from the compilation "The Trinket and other Short Stories'

A teaser from the book 'The Trinket and other Short Stories'
It is from the short story 'The Tell' (my only Homicide Detective story) enjoy!

Monty took a deep breath then said, “Not good.” He put away his semi-automatic. The room looked as if a struggle had occurred. It was in disarray, the lamp and other stuff had been knocked off the bed stand, the dresser was over turned and the mirror was broken, cloths and what not was scattered everywhere. The bathroom door and the walk-in closet were open and so was the bedroom balcony doors, the full length curtains were moving lightly in the afternoon breeze.
The very young, very frail, and very dead Ms. Anderson lay bound and strangled on the bed. The body was nude and had been bound with heavy duty zip ties; police departments use them as riot cuffs. She had been strangled with a single zip tie around her throat; it had been pulled extremely tight, embedding deeply in the flesh. The end of the zip tie, like a dog's leash around her throat was securely attached to a cord about four feet long, the other end of the cord was looped over the bedpost .Her body was chalk white, her face was hideously distorted, her glazed, dead eyes bulged grossly. She must have struggled and thrashed in agony; the bed sheets were twisted and turned under her. What a terrible way to slowly choke to death.
"No, not good.” echoed T.W.,"not good at all."
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