Category Archives: Murder Mystery

Rainbow Connection; chapter five

“Rayne!  The police!”  Paris looks at me with wide eyes even though neither of us is a stranger to the police.  During the last investigation, they talked to one of us at least every other day. “Sergeant Grimes, Ms. Liang.”  He is over six-feet tall, rangy with a buzz cut and muddy brown eyes.  He… Continue Reading

Rainbow Connection; chapter four, part two

“Name’s Sharise.”  She pronounces it with a hard ‘ch” sound.  “I’m here because my man was killed during a robbery attempt.  He was the cop who caught the squeal.”  Her eyes fill with tears, but she steadies herself.  “Motherfucker fired on him ‘fore he even had a chance to draw his piece.  Been seven months… Continue Reading

Rainbow Connection; chapter four, part one

“I’m here for the trauma group,” I say softly to the sympathetic-looking receptionist who nods her head encouragingly at me. “Spreading Our Wings,” she says, patting her red curls.  The name tag on her desk reads ‘Tessa Simpson’. “Pardon?”  I am unsure what she is trying to convey. “That’s the name of the group,” Tessa… Continue Reading

Rainbow Connection; chapter three

Break of dawn, I am up again.  At least I don’t have to be shaken awake because I’m screaming, so I am thankful for small favors.  I lie in bed, wondering if I should try to sleep more or if this is one of those days where nothing can entice me back into unconsciousness.  I… Continue Reading

Rainbow Connection; chapter two, part two

“I like him, too, but I’m not tagging along on your date.”  I interject a teasing note into my voice.  “One of us should be getting laid, and it’s not me.  Just remember, though, no glove, no love.” “Girl, you know you don’t gotta worry about that with me,” Paris says with spirit.  He is… Continue Reading