The Haiku Mystery – Part 10 – A Sunday Short Story

**A fictional mystery – Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Part 9 The Plantagenets (Marlee’s heritage), and the Eveningstars were once close allies, back in the days of galloping knights and thundering crusades to Jerusalem. However, when the world of the Knights Templar crumbled in the early 1300s; before the inkContinue reading “The Haiku Mystery – Part 10 – A Sunday Short Story”

The Vacation – A Short Story

**An Inspector Pugsy mystery** The blood trail was invisible. But, The Inspector’s keen nose picked it up straight away, as he and his Assistant left the elevator towards their hotel room. He began the distinctive hunching of his back and yanked on his leash trying to follow the scent of human blood down the pristine-lookingContinue reading “The Vacation – A Short Story”

The Haiku Mystery – Part 9 – A Sunday Short Story

**A fictional mystery – Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Not every snake that crawls out of the grass is looking for sunlight. One and a half hours after Marlee’s escape, a silver-grey Ducati pulled into the Visitor parking lot at New Scotland Yard. The bike had another vehicle in tow.Continue reading “The Haiku Mystery – Part 9 – A Sunday Short Story”

Pot Luck Party – A Short Story

**A fictional tale** Candy Kane, Arty Choke, and Eggy Naug could not believe their eyes when they saw the huge Christmas fruit cake at their office holiday party. Especially because Mrs. Grinds, the CEO, had made it clear how much she disliked Christmas cakes every day since December first, last year. “She is not aContinue reading “Pot Luck Party – A Short Story”

The Haiku Mystery – Part 8 – A Sunday Short Story

**A fictional mystery – Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Ten minutes later, after Marlee felt the coast was clear, she left MacDonald’s. Suddenly and abruptly someone in a grey fleece Under Armour jogging suit with a hoodie, skillfully brush-passed her and pressed an envelope in Marlee’s jacket pocket with the speed ofContinue reading “The Haiku Mystery – Part 8 – A Sunday Short Story”

The Theft – A Short Story

**An Inspector Pugsy mystery** “They did it again!” shrieked Mrs. Withersham running into the Principal’s office with her winter boots—one draped over her left arm, the other on her right foot. “This must stop!” The Principal replied. “How could someone do this? Where is their decency? Where is their humanity? Are there any clues thisContinue reading “The Theft – A Short Story”

The Haiku Mystery – Part 7 – A Sunday Short Story

**A fictional mystery – Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6** “Speaking of suspicion—does the Earl suspect who you are, little brother?” “I don’t think so. You?” “If he knows my agenda, he has not let on thus far. I would say it is okay to proceed with the next phase.” “Okay. I willContinue reading “The Haiku Mystery – Part 7 – A Sunday Short Story”

The Inspector – A Short Story

A fictional tale of mystery His assistant strapped the flack jacket around The Inspector’s girth like a knitted blanket hugs one’s shoulders. His fetching attire signaled that this was going to be a long day on patrol. The recent rash of vandalism at a nearby senior high school had escalated. A body was found inContinue reading “The Inspector – A Short Story”

The Haiku Mystery – Part 6 – A Sunday Short Story

**A fictional mystery – Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5** “Bloody hell, who is shooting at us! “Can you see where the shots came from?” While they were speaking, Walter raced his Peugeot to Marlee’s parked Mini Cooper where the two women lay hidden. He slammed on his brakes. Straining his head out his driver-sideContinue reading “The Haiku Mystery – Part 6 – A Sunday Short Story”

The Gem – Finale – A Short Story

A fictional short story series: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Part 9 Part 10 Note: Dear friends, if you would like to read the entire short story as one continuous document, you may access it from the WordPress media library-link here. **** In theContinue reading “The Gem – Finale – A Short Story”