Which Way To Go
I have nothing specific in mind so I wonder, should I write a mystery or horror? Perhaps fantasy?
But I have done all these things before, but ... what if I mix them together? Something like this.
Teeka looked the body over carefully, or what was left of the body, completely drained of blood. But there weren’t any slash or cut marks on the body, no bullet holes, and it seemed apparent, according to the crime scene layout, there had been no signs of a struggle,
Who, or what could have done this?
Then Teeka remembered a childhood fantasy her mother would tell her about, The Inhaliators from the planet Xygrom, which is 25,000 light years from Earth. On the night of every Valentine Day, they would travel from world to world, billions of them, and inhale the blood into their bodies which kept them alive and full where they never hungered for a full year before they would repeat the process. In order to survive, they had to inhale eight pints or more of blood. The interesting, yet freaky part was; they only had to be within three feet to breathe in their life supply, so Teeka also knew there would be no discernible fingerprints to be found.
Teeka always thought it to be a scary story but not true, that is, until now. Because of this, she knew she wouldn’t be able to arrest whichever Inhaliator did this as they were long gone by now.
Teeka hated moments like this; to know the killer and how it was done but unable to catch and arrest the Inhaliator until next year.
But would it be the same one?
Would that even matter?
She would turn in her findings to the Chief who may find the explanation unbelievable but since her and Devin are married he would believe her,
Looking to the heavens she mumbled, “I’ll be waiting for you next year.”