Part VII & VIII: One Story 26 Days

Just a really quick note. This past week has been really really hectic, and on Monday (yesterday) my mom had open heart surgery. I’ll be helping my dad take care of her, so I may not be able to finish this story during the Blogging From A to Z Challenge.

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Yesterday, I was having a bit of brain fart and couldn’t get this out. Here are parts 4 & 5 of my one (1) story over 26 days for the Blogging From A to Z Challenge, and I do believe a mystery is afoot. If you missed any of the parts of the story or need a refresher click HERE

Part 7 begins with ‘Good’ and ends with ‘Help’.

Part  8 begins with “Help’ and ends with ‘In.’

Make sure to keep up because at some point you guys are going to throw a Boomerang into the story.

So, without further delay — Part s 7 & 8. Enjoy! :) and as always constructive criticism is always welcome.

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Part VII

“Good, and I want to make sure there is no chance this can get back to us,” Tommy said. “Perfect. You’ll have the money tomorrow.”

Right before Charlie called Tommy on Friday Detective Braden had given him a list of employees and more clients Detective Soloman wanted to interview Monday. Mindy wasn’t on the list, but Preston was. Tommy knew Preston would lose it under pressure. Even if he weren’t guilty he would certainly make himself the primary suspect.

“That’s it. The police can have Preston, while I handle Mindy.”

Snickering, Tommy presses a button on his keyboard. “Run for help.”

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Part VIII

“Help me. Somebody, please help.” Tommy kept replaying the sound bite and snickering.

“No one’s coming to save you, but aren’t you glad someone helped you out of your miserable existence? You should be,” Tommy chided the monitor.

Tommy’s mother said, “He’s some type of computer genius.”

True, he mastered C++ by age 9 and by the time he was 12 he was hacking into the “so-called” unhackable government systems. Child’s play.

He met Charlie because he got caught. He got sloppy and made a rookie mistake and Charlie followed his every keystroke right out the backdoor he came in.

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See you tomorrow for Parts 9 * 10. ;)

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Part VI: One Story 26 Days

Here is part 6 of my one (1) story over 26 days for the Blogging From A to Z Challenge. If you missed any of the parts click HERE

Part 6 begins with ‘Finally’ and ends with ‘Gym’.

Make sure to keep up because at some point you guys are going to throw a Boomerang into the story.

So, without further delay — Part 6. Enjoy! :) and as always constructive criticism is always welcome.

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Finally. Mindy corners me in the staff gym. She says she knows who killed Jay, but doesn’t have proof.

“Who,” I ask.

As she sits on the bench, I pull the blade from my bag and stand behind her — one hand on her shoulder and the other clutching the handle.

“Thomas Preston.”

“Hmm. Wrong,” I whisper. “Dead wrong.” I see the fear in her eyes as I move the blade slowly across her throat.

Stepping over her, I could hear a faint gurgling when I call Tommy to tell him, “Something needs to be cleaned up in the gym.”

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See you tomorrow for Part 7. ;)

Make sure to follow me here and on twitter @ashortaday. And if you have time check out my Blogging A to Z Challenge at 20/20 Hines Sight.

Part IV & V: One Story 26 Days

Yesterday, I was having a bit of brain fart and couldn’t get this out. Here are parts 4 & 5 of my one (1) story over 26 days for the Blogging From A to Z Challenge, and I do believe a mystery is afoot. If you missed any of the parts click HERE

Part 4 begins with ‘Damnit’ and ends with ‘Enters’.

Part 5 begins with “Everyday’ and ends with ‘Friend”

Make sure to keep up because at some point you guys are going to throw a Boomerang into the story.

So, without further delay — Part 4 & 5. Enjoy! :) and as always constructive criticism is always welcome.

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Part IV

“Damnit,” I thought as I hung up and waved Mindy in. I really have no desire to talk to her now.

“Charlie,” she said wiping away the tears and taking a seat. “May I talk to you?“

“Sure,” I say mustering as much sincerity as possible. “By all means have a seat,” I think.

“I need to talk about Jay.” Really? No fucking shit. She’s yammering on about how much he meant to her.

My God, get to the point.

“I need to tell you something. I–“

I’m thinking, “How to get out of this,” when Detective Soloman enters.

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Part V

Every day gets a bit better. It’s nearly two weeks and things are slowly getting back to normal.

Tommy set up offices for Detective Soloman and a few others. He believes he’s protecting Jay’s clients by having them come here for their police interviews. 

I’ve managed to avoid Mind. She’s tried to talk to me a few times at work and the memorial service, but Tommy, the ever-faithful old guard dog, has intercepted. Note to self. Give him a raise.

Humph. I thought I’d never say this, but I feel a little sorry for her. Jay was her only friend.

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See you tomorrow for Part 6. ;)

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It’s to early for this. . .

Oh my gosh. It is way to early in the Blogging A to Z Challenge to have writer’s block.

I have tried on and off all day to get the Part 4 written, but it’s not coming together. I’ve got one good sentence written, but m brain is failing to coöperate with my wishes and time schedule.

My apologies in advance if I don’t get the next installment out today.

Please, please, please send me some good writing juju.

Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends

Yepper and in all of this not a one of them is speaking to me. Laughing and mocking me, but no muse in the bunch.

Part 111: One Story 26 Days

Here’s the third installment of my one (1) story over 26 days for the Blogging From A to Z Challenge, and I do believe a mystery is afoot. If you missed Part 1 and 2 click HERE and HERE to read them.

Today the story begins with ‘Charles’ and ends with ‘Door’. Make sure to keep up because at some point you guys are going to throw a Boomerang into the story.

So, without further delay — Part 111. Enjoy! :) and as always constructive criticism is always welcome.

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“Charles, is there something I should know?” Detective Soloman asked.

“No. No. Not at all. Tommy’s a bit overprotective of our clients.”

Detective Soloman nodded as he and Tommy walked out of my office and down the corridor.

I watched from my office as they told Mindy. She slumped over her desk, crying as if she lost her husband. I wonder how Rhonda took the news. Who cares? She sure as hell didn’t, as long as Jay brought home six figures.

Just as I picked up the phone to call Rhonda, Mindy, with tears streaming, knocked on my door.

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See you tomorrow for Part 4. ;)

Make sure to follow me here and on twitter @ashortaday. And if you have time check out my Blogging A to Z Challenge at 20/20 Hines Sight.

Part 11: One Story 26 Days

Whew, this took a lot longer and I’m only on day two of the Blogging From A to Z Challenge.

Here is the second installment of my one (1) story over 26 days for the Blogging From A to Z Challenge, and I do believe a mystery is afoot. If you missed Part 1 click HERE to read it.

Today the story begins with ‘But’ and ends with ‘Clients’. Make sure to keep up because at some point you guys are going to throw a Boomerang into the story.

So, without further delay — Part 11. Enjoy! :) and as always constructive criticism is always welcome.

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“But, Clover City is over 100 miles away,” Tommy said.

Detective Soloman told us he needed to talk to everyone again and Jay’s client list.

“Whatever you need,” I said. ” I’ll have to defer to legal about the clients. They rely on us to maintain their anonymity.”

Detective Soloman’s eyebrows furrow when I mentioned legal. He does that when he’s either annoyed or thinking.

“Detective, you can use Rory’s old office. Tommy, make sure he has everything he needs.”

“We can’t give them Jay’s list of clients,” Tommy whispers. Giving them that information scares him. “We have to protect the clients.”

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See you tomorrow for Part 3. ;)

Make sure to follow me here and on twitter @ashortaday. And if you have time check out my Blogging A to Z Challenge at 20/20 Hines Sight.