The Islands Tell of It, Chapter 23: I Have to See Her

I made Grandpa Pete happy by coming to stay in my old room temporarily. Besides, both Luther and I were put on suspension until a full investigation…


The Islands Tell of It, Chapter 22: Two Ways to Fight

A stocky, distinguished white-haired man dressed in a shiny gray suit came walking into the Milwaukee District 1 headquarters, being directed to one…


The Islands Tell of It, Chapter 21: The Upside-Down of it All

Frightening images flashed, tugging at my perception of what was real and what wasn’t. Flights of terror so unnerving that they defied my highest…


The Islands Tell of It, Chapter 20: Rendezvous with Evil

In order for me not to turn back on this unusually warm October night, I had to go over every detail of the group plan in my head. Otherwise, I would…


The Islands Tell of It, Chapter 19: A Group is Formed

Somewhat refreshed from a rare night of sleep, I walked into my division prepared for some strategy. I was convinced to act quickly, no matter how…


The Islands Tell of It, Chapter 18: Grandpa Pete

Lately, I have been begging off my Sunday brunches at Grandpa Pete’s. I hesitated going straight to the front door. I walked over to the living room…


The Islands Tell of It, Chapter 17: Late-Night Work

When Ethan Rathbone was at his wit’s end, work helped to calm the upheaval of his recent feeling of hopelessness. The phone on his desk beeped.…


The Islands Tell of It, Chapter 16: The Restaurant

All three of us caffeine-fueled officers of the law left the Toast and made our way on a four-hour road trip. By the time we arrived at the Singapore…


The Islands Tell of It, Chapter 15: A Parking Lot Visitation

Late in the evening, after saying my goodnights to Wyla and Luther, I looked forward to getting back to my comfy apartment. Maybe watch something…


The Islands Tell of It, Chapter 14: Enough Killing

Amora came downstairs for a rare occasion of spending breakfast with her father. “My dear, you look absolutely transformed!” Ethan Rathbone gasped…