Even before I wrote my first piece of exclusive flash fiction, New Personalities for my patrons, I’ve preferred writing some genres over others. After writing Partners, I really wanted to continue exploring this fledgling partnership. Fortunately, my wonderful patrons demanded another ghost story, which allowed me to detail a second entry, Combustion. However, I really didn’t want to wait for my patrons to select the genre again. So, I blended the mystery with Benjamin’s ethereal presence to continue their adventure.
With the genre firmly entrenched, my mind jumped towards sources of inspiration and the initial outline tumbled through my fingertips. As the storyline percolated in my imagination, I got a better look into the character of Marcus and Benjamin.
With the story finished, pull up a chair and follow this duo as they complete their investigation.
After Benjamin uncovered all the facts surrounding an abduction, Marcus rushes off to recover the victim from his imprisonment…
As the black barrel inched into the intersection, Marcus peered down the corridor on his right. With his chest swelling, the detective’s eyes flicked toward the pulsating emerald cloud trailing him. Marcus shook his head and rounded the corner while his gaze whipped about the hallway.
The green mist whirled, forming Benjamin’s body. “This trip does not seem like your best idea.”
“You helped me sift through all the evidence.” Marcus’s lips curled into a wry smile as he crept down the hall. “Then you slipped through the city, tying all the loose ends together, identifying those responsible for the abduction.”
“That doesn’t change my statement when you consider you’re alone in their stronghold.”
“Did we have another option?”
“Just because the choice was right does not mean it was wise.” The emerald ghost shoved his head through Marcus’s abdomen and reached up, tapping his partner’s shoulder. “Multiple statements can be true.”
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