20/20 Investigations, Inc., Part 2, The Chase! Chapter 8.

I took Karin, the cats and our stuff over first, I didn’t think our homemade raft could carry all of us in one trip, Harvey is kind of a big man. I went back for Harvey as quickly as I could. He put his backpack on the raft ahead of me, then sat behind me. At about the half way point I heard 2 loud cracks! Harvey groaned and slipped into the river. He had been shot! I turned and there was a man standing on a rock by the river’s edge with his rifle aimed at me. Then I heard Karin fire several times and the man fell into the river. That was a close one. I continued to paddle hard and managed to get to shore without any more problems. I sorted through Harvey’s backpack quickly and kept two things, a handgun and a smaller backpack. Harvey said he didn’t have a gun, said Karin. Yes, I’m sure there was a few things Harvey didn’t mention.

A nice morning to be on the lake.

Now we know why it took him so long to get out to the car. What’s in the small backpack?, asked Karin. It’s those drugs we found in that monument, along with the money that was in there. How much money do you think there is?, asked Karin again. I would say close to a million dollars. The cats look at each other. Now they know for sure we are heading for that ghost town so we will have to get there fast so we can prepare for their arrival. I don’t mind admitting that I’m very scared Steve, said Karin quietly. I’m scared too, but don’t worry about it, we need to think clearly right now. Are you cats scared too? Meow, meow!=We can do it cause we smarter! Meow!=I agree, they not smart or they not lose all that stuff we got from them, whatever it is! It’s very bad drugs that kill, Mr. Cat, I said.

Meow, meow?=Maybe we toss in river? Great idea, said Karin. It just might kill the fish, I said laughing, we’ll take it with us for now. We picked up our stuff and started down the road to the ghost town. I hope Harvey was right and there is no one living in that town, said Karin, it would be terrible to find some of their gang living there. Yes, I thought about that possibility too, I said, but hopefully it’s just a real ghost town. Meow, meow?!=Why human people always want ghost around? Every case we end up looking for ghosts. Not want ghosts!! Meow.=Don’t worry Muffin, remember I here to look after you. Nobody better mess with my Muffin! I rip to shreds like brochures! Karin looks at me and says, Well? I feel the same way about my Karin, I said. Hmm, you’re certainly slow, she said. Sorry, I said, but right now my brain is too busy trying to think of a way to keep us alive.

Or perhaps walking beside the river.

About half way the cats were tired and wanted a ride, so up on my backpack they climbed. A bit more weight but that’s okay, I want those cats fresh, somehow I think we’re really going to need them. How soon do you think they will get to the town?, asks Karin. Sometime tonight most likely, I said. That soon, she asked, I thought you said before it wouldn’t be until morning? True, but I have been thinking about that. Those “trustees”, whoever they are, will be arriving around noon, probably to pick up those drugs. That means Ma needs them before that time. It won’t be good for Ma and her gang if she can’t produce that merchandise, that could have deadly results for her.

Karin stayed quiet the rest of the way, and the cats actually fell asleep. I must admit, it doesn’t look good for us right now, I thought to myself. Finally we arrived at the ghost town, which was really quite a good size. But they could still trap us here quite easily and just keep going through each building until they find us. Here’s a hotel, said Karin, that might be a good place to get some sleep. That’s what they will think too, I said, so we’ll go somewhere else. We found a nice looking house and went inside. It had some furniture including beds. The cats checked out the beds to see if there was any mice or bugs living in them. Meow=All okay. Good, said Karin and she lay down on one of the beds and was asleep right away. Then I gave the cats an important job to do…

To Be Continued.

©2020 Steve McLeod.

38 Comments on “20/20 Investigations, Inc., Part 2, The Chase! Chapter 8.

  1. So Karin is a good shot ! Hmmm…this is exciting ! The two cats continue to show their expertise in detecting ! Be careful of what lies ahead ! ☕️☕️🕵️‍♂️👩😼🙀‼️

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    • Yes, she sure is! Yep, what does lie ahead for us? Will we get trapped in that ghost town? Something smells like trouble!😬👱‍♀️😼😼🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♀️

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    • It is amazing how that happens! These crazy ghosts!😂👻🙀
      I hope she doesn’t find us as well, that would not be good.😳👱‍♀️😾😾🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♀️

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  2. Woah! I’m glad Karin is a good shot! So now we’ll see what comes next in the ghost town. I have a bad feeling about this. 👻👻👻👻😈 👿 👹 👺☕️☕️

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    • It might be a good spot, but even though it’s a good size town we could still be trapped easily while they go searching every building!😳👱‍♀️🙀🙀🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♀️👻👻

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    • No, no, I was just telling Mr. Cat that these are bad drugs that kill.😳🙀
      Hmm, yep, guess you could say that alright. Might find out more soon.😄 Maybe.🤪 Or not.🙄

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      • There will be a bonus chapter coming out today, but it will be a short chapter. I think. But then…
        Glad you are enjoying it! I know I shouldn’t be asking questions, but you’re a writer, so, do you think this story is too complicated?🤔 I know there are a lot of characters in this one🤪, though it’s getting less all the time,😂 and I’m trying to keep the story from getting too long so maybe I’m not describing things properly.🙄 Several people have said it’s hard to follow, that’s why I’m asking.🤔

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  4. Hm… No I’m not having a hard time keeping up with the story. I’m an all around fiction reader (except for horror) But since you asked I’ll be honest with you. This isn’t from a writer’s view but as a reader I’m having a hard time reading because of the formatting.
    I end up focusing too much on who said, what instead of the story because everything is connected. The narration and the dialogue. If they were clear (and with dialogue tags) then it will be easier to read.

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    • That’s a good point, I like helpful hints since I’m not a writer, I’m still very much in the learning stage. And I’m a slow learner! This is something I never really thought about. It might be hard to change after all this time, but we’ll see what happens. Thanks so much Jessica, I’m always open to helpful ideas. Have a great day!😀😺

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      • You’re wrong Steve. You’re not a published author but YOU ARE A WRITER because you’re writing right here 😀 I’m looking forward to reading more later when I got more sleep huhuhu 😢

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      • Hmm, I guess that’s right.😁 My grandfather was a writer and wrote several books and short stories. He only had one book published though and I think some short stories in a magazine. Guess I get my enjoyment of writing from him.😀✍
        Hey, you’re still up? No, wait, this is evening for you, I mixed up. Sigh.🙄

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