Tag Archives: death

The House Across The Street – Part 10 . . .

Thursday 30 July 2020 The Killer Coffee Shop was alive with bodies coming and going, laden with coffee and cake, and lunch orders. The coffee shop was a veritable gold mine of a business, and with all of the foot … Continue reading

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The House Across The Street – Part 9 . . .

Sunday 26 July 2020 ‘How are you kids doing?’ Ryan’s father asked. ‘Oh, hey, Mr. King,’ replied Millie, ‘we’re just hanging out pretending to do our homework.’ ‘Excellent. Good job,’ Patrick King responded. ‘Look, kids, I’ve got to make a … Continue reading

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The House Across The Street – Part 7 . . .

Tuesday 14 – Wednesday 15 July 2020 Detective Hugh Clementine wandered back down the driveway in silence, scratching his head. ‘Hugh?’ his partner spoke in hushed tones, not wanting to draw any more attention to themselves. ‘In all my years … Continue reading

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The House Across The Street – Part 6 . . .

Tuesday 14 July 2020 ‘No indication of foul play –’ ‘Of course not! They were cooked in a cremation oven. There’s nothing left of them but ash. If that isn’t the most ridiculous thing to write in a post-mortem report, … Continue reading

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The House Across The Street – Part 5 . . .

Thursday 9 June 2020 ‘This is the second unauthorised cremation in the space of – what, eight days?’ Cecil Holdsworth nodded at the male detective. Beady brown eyes bore into Cecil’s soul. ‘How is it that you can run a … Continue reading

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The House Across The Street – Part 4 . . .

Friday 3 July 2020 ‘So,’ Millie said as casually as she could. ‘So, what?’ Ryan replied. ‘So, I happened to notice that you’ve got another new neighbour.’ Ryan’s head swiftly appeared above his bed. ‘You what?’ ‘New neighbours!’ She pointed … Continue reading

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The House Across The Street – Part 3 . . .

Thursday 25 June 2020 With her feet up on Ryan’s bed, Millie made herself comfortable on the floor. She’d been in his room for an hour before he arrived home after school. She had some idea about what he’d been … Continue reading

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The House Across The Street – Part 2 . . .

Thursday 18 June 2020 ‘Well, shit . . .’ she muttered as she waved at the kid across the street. ‘We’ve definitely drawn attention to ourselves now.’ She reached up to the window, and pulled it down, snapping the lock … Continue reading

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Burn – Part 1 . . .

Sunday 5 April 2020 Late November. The sky, cloudy and grey. No hint of sunlight, and there would be barely a skerrick of moonlight later that night. The storm clouds were forecast to remain for days to come. This would … Continue reading

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Unspoken . . .

Sunday 15 March 2020 The piano stood, unplayed, for fifteen years; his mother had kept count, and reminded him of it every time they spoke on the phone. Out of tune, unloved, and once having seen happier days, it was … Continue reading

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