Wednesday Briefs: More of Avery’s Latest Story

After getting sidetracked by life, I finally got back to Murder, Myles, and Me. Avery’s story is developing more, but you will have to wait for the next installment to see how things go with Officer Friendly.

Remember, Wednesday Brief stories have to be 500-1000 words and based on a prompt. This story incorporates two prompts since it was written over two different weeks. The first prompt is “duck, gun, & flag” and the second is “want some sugar with your coffee?”

Without further delay, Part 2 of

Murder, Myles, and Me

by

Avery Dawes

Kelsey and I situated ourselves on the dock opposite each other with our backs leaning against the old wooden posts.

I crossed my legs, mirroring Kelsey’s position. “So, what’s your gut feeling on what happened to Ad?”

She sighed. “I hate to say this, Gavin, but I don’t think it’s good. He could be dead.”

I rubbed my heart. It ached, like a part of me was missing. I didn’t tell Kelsey that—didn’t want her thinking I’m crazy, but I knew deep down that Ad had left us. Permanently. “I think he’s dead.” It was so hard to speak those words. Tears glistened in my eyes. “Let’s start by fleshing out the five W’s.”

Kelsey began. “First off, who? Let’s operate on the assumption he went missing and was then killed. By whom—that’s the question.”

Nodding, I continued. “Second W: what? We’ll assume murder, by what means? A gun? Drowning?” Continue reading “Wednesday Briefs: More of Avery’s Latest Story”

Wednesday Briefs: New Story Beginning

Avery’s back! She’s got a new m-m story to start this week. I hope you’re excited. It includes murder in a small town and an ex who’s also the Assistant Police Chief. Juicy, right? Well, Avery sure hopes so *grins*

Remember, the flash fiction stories have to be 500-1000 words in length and be based on a writing prompt. Avery’s prompt for this week was a picture:

canoeNow, I realize this is a just a canoe, but give the story a chance *wink* To give a little background, this story was part of a flash fiction class. Unfortunately, the story is more a scene from a larger work, rather than a standalone piece, but I’m excited about the characters and the prospects for the story. Be sure to let me know what you think!

Here we go…….

Murder, Myles, and Me

by

Avery Dawes

I expected the small community center in Pine Creek, Colorado, to be abuzz with activity. After all, this was search headquarters for town resident and bar owner, Adrian Sommers, who was missing and presumed dead. Rumors circulated that Adrian had been murdered, but why?

This was my first trip back to the hill-billy town since I graduated high school eight years ago. I didn’t want to be here, but Adrian—Ad to me—was the big brother I never had. He looked after me whenever my dad went on a bender. Or when my old man decided my only purpose in life was to be his punching bag.

Most of my memories of high school were bad. Ad was the one person who made my life bearable. Well, next to my bestie, Kelsey. We’d played in the band and were the only two gay kids in school. Yeah, life held some big challenges back then. Continue reading “Wednesday Briefs: New Story Beginning”