by Robert Albert
Sue Murdock watched from her desk at Wolcott High School as each student in her class stopped to hand in his Algebra quiz results before leaving school for the day. Tom Diorite winked at her and smiled as he dropped his test onto her desk, turn...
The Crash Site
Chapter 2 - The Crash Site
The quiet forest evaporated into screaming sirens as police and emergency vehicles approached from three directions. Non-emergency traffic stopped wherever it could on one side of the road or off the road, wherever the frightened drivers ...
The Lady Bug
Chapter 3 - The Lady Bug
Still at the crash scene with Jake Anderson, Tom said, “Let me call her.” Tom dialed Sue’s number, and the “William Tell Overture” began to play somewhere in the brush nearby. Everyone, stunned by the ringtone,...
Mary’s Production Line
Chapter 4 - Mary’s Production Line
Mary Dolman rode the school bus to her home off Wolf Hill Road on the west side of Scoville’s pond. Mary, overweight, awkwardly exited the bus across from the street that led to her house. As she stepped off...
Chapter 5 - The Follower
The excitement showed in Follower’s face. Follower’s eyes opened wider as it got closer to the figure of an individual two-hundred yards in front of it. Someone on a bicycle approached from behind it and Follower slithered into ...
Chapter 6 - The Analysis
Jake Anderson led Jim Price to Sue Murdock’s wreck, now kept at the police storage facility near Frisbie Grammar School. Forensic specialists had carefully removed Sue's remains and now struggled to account for all the of the remains ...
Chapter 7 - Jason Smith
Ten years ago, at age 13, Jason Smith had become paralyzed from his waist down during an automobile accident that killed his mother and father. The insurance money had set Jason up in an apartment for the disabled. Jason used the ten years t...
Chapter 8 - A Merger
Mary Dolman woke up in the middle of the forest on her back looking up at treetops and said to no one in particular, “The last thing I remember, placing a ladybug rock on the Mill Pond Trail, seems to be in the distant past! W...
Interrogation Tom Diorite
Tom Diorite walked into the Wolcott police station wearing shorts that revealed his muscular legs, a tank top that revealed his muscular arms, and a smile that could turn a woman into a lover and had many times. He had an appointment to talk to Detective Jake Anders...
Two Plus Two
Chapter 10 - Two Plus Two
Tom walked out and Jake’s partner, Janet Trent, walked in making sure Tom didn’t see her.
Jake spoke first, “What did you find in her house?”
Mack Simpson's House
Chapter 11 - Mack Simpson’s House
Mack Simpson led Mary Dolman to three large trees very close to where Mary had phoned her mother and arranged to meet her at Mack’s house. The three large tree trunks formed an equilateral triangle with each side being ...
Chapter 12 - Mary’s Mom
Chapter 12 - Mary’s Mom
Mack had given Mary who gave to her Mom, Ann Dolman, the address of 120 Coe Road, Wolcott, CT.
Ann called the police station. After a bit of confusion, she ended up talking to Janet Trent’s answering...
Chapter 13 - LBRs
Sarah Frank, a brain surgeon, smiling as she walked lively down the hall, Sarah seemed happy.
A male doctor jogged to catch up with her. Slim and trim and handsome with an iron melting smile, he said, “Sarah, wait.”&nb...
Chapter 14 - Mansion
Jake, Janet, and the police backup started to enter what they thought was a trap door between the tight cluster of three trees, where Mary Dolman had entered.
Jake said, “How the hell do we get into this trap door? I’ve t...
Chapter 15 - The Party
A section of chairs had been set up facing a stage where wedding ceremony would be taking place. Now, Soren instructed everyone to take a seat.
Janet pulled Jake aside, “Jake, nothing about this makes any sense. This So...
Chapter 16 - The Interrogation
In the police station interrogation room sat Sue Murdock at the table with Janet Trent. Jake Anderson paced the floor continually circling the table.
Jake said, “I don’t know what to charge you with. There must ...