Exposing Fury (Finding Answers)

****Previous installment of Vivid Black – Going Backwards

Finding the coded note, a deviation from the usual text messages Max used to get word out about an upcoming Zombie Gauntlet Challenge, was a gut punch. Henry hoped whatever the latest victim, Thomas Earl Garcia, had clutched in his hand would provide some fresh leads in the case. That damn note and Max being tied into the case again stretched his patience to the breaking point and he lost it.

“Every time I turn around Max frickin’ Linder is there. He’s like like the damn flu. You think you’re done with him, and he comes right back. Never anything good and just annoying bullshit. The bitch is, that piece of paper doesn’t mean shit. Stupid kid was just trying to find the damn challenge.”

Fuming in anger, cursing and raging under his breath, he shoved through the swinging morgue doors so hard they banged the walls on either side. Gesturing with his hands as he marched to the elevator, he poked the up button over and over. A whershh announced the opening doors. Henry stepped in and began to gather himself as he rode to his floor. A thought was itching in the back of his head and he began mindlessly drumming his fingers on his lip again.

Henrys deskWhen the doors opened to the fifth floor he hurried acrossed the hall into Investigations. At his desk he frantically searched for the victim files. In hand he fanned each, as he laid them down in order.

Demarion Jones,
Linzee Reiger
Joshua Henderson
Sarah Jane Jacoby
Thomas Earl Garcia

His heart sprinted in his chest as his mind flew from point to point.

Could it be?

His eyes rolled over each blue file and a grin stretched across his face. He looked up into his partners face. McEwin unsettled by the idiotic look on Henry’s face threw his hands up,


Henry replied,



“A clue! Finally a damn break.”


Crash, a song not released as a single, is on Safetysuit’s album “These Times”. It definitely fits Henry’s situation in this piece. He’s ready to give up but he just needs to take a breath and don’t stop! Hard lesson to learn. Can’t wait to see what Henry figured out. Smile

Linking up with Trifecta for their weekly word prompt challenge. Submissions must be between 33 & 333 words and must use the 3rd definition of the given word. The word this week is:

BITCH (noun)
1: the female of the dog or some other carnivorous mammals
2 a : a lewd or immoral woman
b : a malicious, spiteful, or overbearing woman —sometimes used as a generalized term of abuse
3: something that is extremely difficult, objectionable, or unpleasant


10 comments on “Exposing Fury (Finding Answers)

  1. Lance says:

    what. happens. next.

    more please.

    Great job with action and dialogue.


  2. Like the idea of someone being like the flu!


  3. joetwo says:

    Nice development.


  4. atrm61 says:

    “…upcoming Zombie Gauntlet Challenge”-interesting to think about it:-)I can understand Henry’s frustration at being near yet so far from nailing the perpetrator-glad he found the much needed clue & hope he is able to break the case:-)Looking forward to the next part.


  5. Rachael says:

    I hope there is more to this posted, and soon!!


  6. This is really cool, and like the others have said–it definitely leaves you wanting more!!


  7. Draug419 says:

    Mysssstery 😀 I wanna know what happens next!


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