Constance Caraway P.I. ~ Episode 13

Leave a comment

Constance Caraway P.I. ~ Episode 13

…Nagging questions; we all have them…

Chapter Two

 SILENCER

Nagging questions; we all have them.

Like:

  1. Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
  2. Which falls faster to the ground, a bowling ball or a ping-pong ball?
  3. Is gray really a color?
  4. How many scientists does it take to guess the age of the universe?
 Answers: 1. no one knows   2. the bowling ball hurts more if it lands on your head   3. no, unless it’s your favorite   4. three, if they live to tell the tale

The last question is different from the others and the only vexing one that concerns Constance Caraway, even though she has strong opinions about the others. When you are starting from the ground floor, it makes no sense to be standing on the roof.

( Cab driver Eddie has been sent home, mercifully, for the remainder of Christmas Eve and may even make Midnight mass with his family at Saint Stanislaus Catholic Parish. He then must explain why he has to return to Lemont Township to pick up a fare early on Christmas Day.)

None of this here all exactly has that holiday feel for anyone involved; while the rest of Chicago  celebrate Christmas and the folks back in Tallahassee, for that matter.

State Street 1950 Christmas

The detective duo is moving at the same brisk pace of their current employer Martin… or whoever came up with the 50 grand… you can take your pick.  He is leading them down into a series of hallways that have a subterranean feel to them. Hansel & Gretel would be leaving breadcrumbs behind so as to find their way back out.

It is entirely possible, from what  has been gathered so far, that Kamen’s colleague Libby seems to have developed a theory or come upon some information that someone definitely does not want to see the light of day.

“You are saying that this is the building, here at the lab, that Willard Libby was seen last?” Constance is piecing together the man’s last known moments.

“Yes. The guard at the east Bluff Road entrance recorded his coming, but not his going.” People at a Top Secret government facility just don’t walk away unnoticed.

“Alright, then! All we have to do is interview everyone who was on the grounds that day,” Fanny’s simple solution may have some holes.


Constance Caraway P.I.

Forever Mastadon


page 13

Leave a Reply

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 )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ 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 )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.