Missing – Part 15 (Day 18) A Story A Day

Missing is part of an ongoing story, which I aim to turn into a novella – a prequel to Brothers in Arms (Book 3 of the Morgan and Fairchild Series). I’m taking part in the StoryADay September 2015 challenge, though, as I’m working on a continued tale, it’s not strictly a story a day. It’s more a story within a story. I’ve given myself a word limit of 600 words.
Recap: Justin Chambers, part of the team at Morgan & Fairchild, is approached by a friend who needs a favour. Justin accepts the missing person case, and agrees to look into it in his own time. Elsewhere in the story, Holly wakes in an unfamiliar room with no memory of how she got there. She soon discovers she is being held in an abandoned airfield, and her life is in danger. But Justin isn’t the only one with a mission. Andrew Butcher has been assigned to find Holly and, though he has strong ties to Morgan and Fairchild, he has his own team.

The vote yesterday was split, so I’ve decided to continue with the daily posts. There is a section on the site for readers who want to follow along at their own pace. Thanks to those who offered their feedback, and for the support.

Justin straightened the moment he caught sight of Detective Bobby Jones. His black hair was dishevelled, indicating he’d had a rough couple of hours. Considering he was Charles Macavoy’s partner at the Met, and those few hours probably involved homicide, Justin knew he had his work cut out for him.

“Hey, buddy. What can I do for you?” Bobby asked, all easy grace and charm.

He’d been wrong, Justin realised. Something, or someone else was responsible for the twinkle in Bobby’s eye.

“I need your help.”

“Shit.” Bobby eyed him for a minute. “Are you here to rain on my parade, Chambers?”

Justin smiled, flicking a glance over Bobby’s wrinkled shirt. “Is that even possible right now, what with your…over time and all.”

Bobby leaned against his car, not bothering to hide the smug grin. “You’re probably right.” He raised his brows, inviting Justin to continue.

“Tommy and I have been working a case. I’ve managed to confirm four missing teenagers so far, all homeless.”

He saw Bobby’s face change, saw the shadows creep across his eyes. Bobby had worked a stint in the Paedophile Unit, and he never completely lost the haunted look.

“You want me to poke around. See what we know?”

Justin sighed, feeling like crap for calling in the favour. “You know Brad and Kel, they have my back. They’ll run with this, and we have the smarts to-”

“You mean you have Suez.”

Justin inclined his head. “I need all the help I can get, Bobby. I have this feeling that we’re running out of time.”

“I’ll see what I can find out.” He straightened. “Why don’t you fill me in on what you have so far?”

“How about we do that over beer, and you can tell me why you kept me waiting when your shift finished over an hour ago.”

Bobby sighed. “I live to serve.”

“I’m sure you do!” Justin grinned, as he turned towards his own vehicle. “See you at the Watering Hole.”

“You’re buying.”

Justin ignored him. He didn’t mind footing the bill. If it got him one step closer to answers, he’d pick up Bobby’s tab permanently.

Thanks for stopping by.




Sorry I missed the poll yesterday! I’m glad I’ve caught up on the story now though 🙂

Good piece. Maybe we can chat about it over our virtual coffee. I always look forward to those.

I'd love to hear from you.

Name and email address are required. Your email address will not be published.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title="" rel=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <pre> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> 

The Writer Next Door|Vashti Q

Vashti Quiroz-Vega, Author, Horror, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Suspense/Thriller Short Stories & Articles

Jane Dougherty Writes

About fantastical places and other stuff

Julie Powell - Photographer & Graphic Artist

Creating & Capturing Life's Precious Moments

Author Don Massenzio

Independent Authors Unite!

Melissa Barker-Simpson

Multigenre Romance Author

Journey To Ambeth

by Helen Jones

Fiction by Rachael Ritchey

Escapades of an Indie Author & Publisher

Dr Gulara Vincent

Re-write your inner story to (re)launch your writing career

s o F a r S o S t u

Working It Out

Robin Gott

Artist, Actor och occasional blogger


Vague Meanderings of the Broke and Obscure

But I Smile Anyway...

Musings and memories, words and wisdom... of a working family woman


Writing, the Universe and whatever occurs to me

Sincerely Kate

The Obsessive Blog of a Compulsive Pen Pal

Steve McSteveface

"just a guy, writing stuff on a blog - hoping that people will read it"

Judith Barrow

Writer & Author

Sue Archer

Wordsmith | Editor

Leisure Lane

A leisurely place to visit where anything is possible!

Planetary Defense Command

Defending the planet from bad science fiction

I came for the soup...

Nourishing the Faith, Arts, & Vision in The Creative Soul

Daniel Abram

Resilience against adversity.

Plucking Of My Heartstrings

Blogging on a variety of things that pluck at the hearts' emotions & more

Cobweb Queen

you were singing in your sleep

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Echoes of Life, Love and Laughter

Jade the Mystic

Be the light unto yourself

Be Your Natural Self

Create Your Own Reality

Daydreams by Dolly

could-have-beens and might-bes

The Moldy Daisy

A many-storied life

Writerish Ramblings

A Writer's Journey

Mostly Blogging

Practical solutions and established strategies to improve your blog. Suggestions that will make a difference.

Wasted Days And Wasted Nights

You're to blame for making me blue


Thoughts From The Heartland

%d bloggers like this: