Shortly after finishing Lost Chance, I turned my attention to the final tale for the NaNoWriMo shortened month. The benefit of this story was that I got to craft a suspense narrative. Then I looked through all my previous posts and realized how little I’ve done in this field. Thumbing through the posts on my website I found the only other foray into this genre there, The Grave Countdown. I published that story back in January of this year. That tale featured an inspector called Ryan Graves, and after re-reading it, I was eager to explore the inspector’s personality more.
With my character selected, I needed a few more pieces of information to write the story. The first and most straightforward to get was the prompt. A short hop skip and a jump later, I had the bare bones in place, and I focused on coming up with a crisis that my good inspector could overcome. While this is sometimes hard to drum up, this time, it jumped right to the forefront of my mind. With everything collected, I started writing Ryan Graves’s latest escapade. Come and delve into the tale that took place in a pottery studio and involved a shovel.
After one of Mayor Reese’s aides finds a threatening note on an online forum, the authorities task Inspector Graves to protect her…