There’s blogging and there’s writing books, but somewhere along the way I forgot about writing short stories … it was time to change that.
The clock spun twice, then it settled.
Jack Graham, legendary detective was racing out of the room, chasing Mrs Marshall, whom he’d just revealed as the killer of Mr Marshall, well respected philanthropist in the town. In response, Mrs Marshall had gasped and fled in tears. Jack, in his haste to follow and apprehend her, almost knocked over the precious clock perched on a stand beside the door.
I’ve read a few cheap detective novels and seen a whole lot more referenced in TV, so when I thought of that first line, I wanted to write something in that style. You can download it here: Jack Graham, Legendary Detective.