The Monster

“Hey, babe.” Said, Ralph.

“I might regret this, but your advice was spot on. Playing Pickle Ball was the best thing for me.” Said, Susan.

“Glad I could help.” Said, Ralph.

He gave Susan a quick kiss on the lips. The front doorbell rang. “Where are Bert and Bea?” Asked, Susan.

“Chief Day gave them a ride in his cruiser.” Said, Ralph with a smile.

He opened the door to find two excited Chihuahua’s. They ran through the house to their food dishes in the kitchen.

“I need to chat with the two of you.” Said, Chief Day.

“Okay.”

“There is a fresh pot of coffee and fresh fruit.” Said, Ralph.

Chief Day looked at Susan. She shrugged her shoulders. “Sounds good.” Said, Susan.

“What’s up?” Asked, Ralph.

“The shenanigans of Connie and Nancy are child’s play compared to the diabolical one.” Said, Chief Day.

“Before we talk about police matters, I need to share with you.” Said, Chief Day.

“We are all ears.” Said, Ralph, and Susan in unison.

“Tank was overwhelmed being with Cora and Grace. He is in the cabin. Tank did not specify how long he will be gone.” Said, Chief Day.

“The cabin is his safe place.” Said, Ralph.

“Tank thanked me before he left.” Said, Chief Day with a faint smile.

“This is a good sign. He is starting to trust people.” Stated, Susan.

“Nancy News is the official editor of our local paper. She starts tomorrow morning.” Stated, Chief Day.

“Okay.” Said, Ralph, and Susan together.

“Gretchen has taken it upon herself to help Cora. I have a hunch these two will be good friends.” Said, Chief Day with a smile.

Chief Day handed a piece of paper to Ralph. “Gretchen took notes. She wants you to keep them.”

“Now we have a resident in our peaceful community that wants to hurt people. Officer Shape has confirmed this is the same person that hacked into Susan’s Instagram account.” Stated, Chief Day.

“How serious is this?” Asked, Susan.

“This human being PhotoShopped a picture that Nancy drove over Emily’s dog. You were able to find the picture on your page, Susan.” Said, Chief Day.

“The dog died of a heart attack. Got the official report from the veterinarian.” Said, Chief Day.

“Why would someone want to do this?” Asked, Susan.

“I will not bore you with the laundry list. Our job is to find out how this person’s mindset makes them tick.” Said, Chief Day.

“My job is figuring out who is the targeted person.” Stated, Chief Day.

Published by Sarah "Bubbles"

I am a mom, nana, writer and amateur photographer. I write short stories to brighten your day. Maybe inspire you to feel better about yourself. Perhaps make healthier life choices. You are the one that is responsible for your life. You got this!

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