Detective Story

As the half-light began to fade, Detective Morrisey realized that his investigation, at least for the day, would have to end. Tomorrow will be another day, he thought, as his stomach began to rumble from hunger, having not eaten anything since breakfast.

He knew that there were nuances to this case yet to surface, but if he kept at it, he was sure he could lay bare the relevant facts by knitting together all of the evidence into a solid, prosecutable case to hand over to the DA. Morrisey didn’t want to put his hard-earned reputation at risk by leaving any stone unturned. The ultimate disposition of this investigation required diligence, and he was bound and determined to eschew even a hint of failure.

So he’d go home, have some dinner, a beer or two, get a good night’s sleep, and proceed tomorrow where he left off tonight. Just turning another page in his personal detective story.


Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (half-light/hunger), Word of the Day Challenge (fade/reputation), My Vivid Blog (investigation/nuances/knitting), The Daily Spur (stomach/bare), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (determination/eschew/proceed), and The Twiglets (turning page).

15 thoughts on “Detective Story

  1. newepicauthor June 22, 2022 / 5:55 pm

    I hope that Detective Morrisey solves this case and puts the criminals away for a long time.

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  2. Gr8BigFun June 22, 2022 / 7:02 pm

    Great story Fandango… if only life as a detective were that simple.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Nope, Not Pam June 23, 2022 / 12:53 am

    Nicely put together, I hope he gets a glass of wine with dinner

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Misky June 23, 2022 / 1:22 am

    Gripped my attention from start to finish. Thanks for joining in at Twiglets.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Debi June 23, 2022 / 7:44 am

    He does have confidence and that’s a plus. I think he can do it.

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