Just for clarity as this is a serial. This is a flashback for Sam before he became the detective of New Cago. Sam’s girlfriend, Lily, died; the cause is yet to be revealed.
Today’s setting is a New Cago bar.
“Night Howie” I waved to the on-duty cop stumbling out of the bar.
“Get out of the bottle, Sam,” Lily scowled.
“”What and remember the slime and filth that killed my family?”
“Do some good against the vermin of New Cago,” I could see sadness brewing in Lily’s blue eyes.
The only thing I remember was a woman with a deep voice and a vine that was tattooed up her right calf. She suffocated the twins. When mom attacked her with a butcher knife…
Even at 12, I knew who was behind the killing.
I’m trying Lily. I’m trying…
Each week we wait patiently (impatiently) for Rochelle to post the week’s Friday Fictioneers’ picture to prompt us once again to write flash fiction. The picture today is from Ted Strutz. Today I continue with a serial that is staged in the sleepy town of New Cago where the police hide behind bars ( perhaps in bars) and Sam is the only one who can protect the good citizens while they sleep.
Week 7 in Newcago serial They were Pink
Week 6 In Newcago Serial You poison filled wasps
Week 5 in Newcago Serial The Doom Cycle
Week 4 in Newcago Serial Helpless
Week 3 in Newcago Serial When the Lights Go On
week 2 in Newcago Serial Can’t Kill The Thirst
Week 1 in Newcago Serial Secret Weapon