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Beyond The Valley #1

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Detectives Abrams and Jacobs went into the dressing room backstage at the Oasis Club where a grisly murder had taken place. Tim Danvers, who was the star attraction at the club, had been slaughtered sometime after the previous night's performance. The detectives went over the place thoroughly.

"Man," Abrams said, "he must've really pissed off one of the patrons of the club with his ventriloquist act."

He heard a high-pitched laugh echo through the room.

"Was it that funny?" Abrams asked.

"No, not really," Jacobs replied.

"Then why did you laugh like a little girl?"

"I didn't," Jacobs responded...

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    Christopher 10 months ago

    I'm posting this as much for myself as anyone. I had an idea and I was trying to get some of it down before I forgot it. It's a follow-up to a stand alone drabble I wrote a few months ago. It's not intended to be more than just a few drabbles but maybe I'll expand on it sometime. I just didn't want to lose the germ of the idea. So, for what it's worth, here's the abbreviated story.

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    Neville Hunt 10 months ago

    I remember the standaloner. I like it and can see how you had to get the idea down fast. I find that if you don’t commit an idea to the page quickly, there’s a real risk it will disappear into the ether... but that might just be my age. I do use iPad ‘notes’ though to park ideas sometimes. Great to see you back in the saddle. Do you feel another Jake Randolph bubbling away? I need my breakfast reading...! Please.

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    Christopher 10 months ago

    Thanks, Neville. I'm still running some Jake scenarios in my head. I'm working on a story right now about an author who gets pulled into the goth lifestyle by a young girl who hangs around with a neo-punk band, kind of like if The Lost Boys were a rock band instead of a group of vampires. It sounds weird but it's coming along pretty well. I started it before my surgeries sidelined me.

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    Neville Hunt 10 months ago

    Sounds really good Christopher. I can’t wait to start reading it!

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    Drew Martyn 10 months ago

    Great opening drabble Christopher. I love the story idea you mentioned above, too - can't wait for that and the further adventures of Jakey boy.

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