Short Stories Needed To Be Investigated By A Detective Character

I’ve an independent detective character named [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] [name_f]Edelweiss[/name_f] Ravenstein who’s a workaholic who spends much of her free time investigating cold murder cases or studying solved murder cases. I plan for a few of these short stories to be narrated from Dorothy’s perspective, and I’d like them to be brief but informative, much like a newspaper article. Each short story must be a maximum of one paragraph long and contain the following information:
-The culprit(s)'s name(s) and age(s).
-The victim(s)'s name(s) and age(s).
-The year and date the crime occurred.
-The country and location (state, borough, city) the crime occurred in.
-The details of the crime.

The severity of the crime, I’ll leave up to your sick lil’ imaginations. It can be as tame or brutal (but not too brutal) as you want, and depending on the quality of the mini stories, I’ll reveal which ones I’ll include in my story. Alright, best of luck to whoever participates!

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[name_m]Ah[/name_m]! [name_m]Perfect[/name_m] timing! I’m currently reading a mystery novel and am quite into it right now!

Up On The Rooftop

Date: [name_f]January[/name_f] 1st, 2006

On [name_f]Christmas[/name_f] morning, [name_f]Laura[/name_f] [name_f]Suzanne[/name_f] [name_f]Blakely[/name_f] (35) of the town of Sussex, Sussex County, NJ awoke to find her young son, [name_m]Timothy[/name_m] (9) missing. She rang authorities immediately and later told them that the child had awoken her around ten o’clock the night before, saying that he thought he heard somebody walking around on the roof. Thinking it was just his imagination, she dismissed him with a “it’s probably [name_f]Santa[/name_f] Claus” and he went back to his room. To her surprise, the officers brushed off her concerns. “He’s probably hiding nearby,” she was told. Unsatisfied and extremely worried, Mrs. [name_f]Blakely[/name_f] then called her husband, [name_m]Paul[/name_m], who was on a work trip. He is the one who directed her to reach out to me, [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f] Ravenstein. Of course I came immediately. The whole thing was fishy and reminded me of other cases in which a child had vanished. Sure enough, the [name_m]Blakey[/name_m] home had a skylight in the upstairs hall, just as in the other cases. Its lock had been broken. I sent for a ladder and climbed onto the roof, where, as I expected, I found a set of unique boot prints in the snow. Someone had been up there. And I had seen these prints before. The individual they belonged to was called the Rooftop Prowler, a notorious kidnapper. This case, given how the police responded to the fearful mother, further confirmed something I had long suspected. The authorities knew the Rooftop Prowler’s identity and at least some if them were working with him. I told Mrs. [name_f]Blakely[/name_f] the news and she began to sob. However, I told her I was getting closer and closer to apprehending the criminal. I even had a rough description from the sole witness to one of his earlier crimes. The Rooftop Prowler was a tall, thin, agile, middle aged man with dark grey hair. And I was currently investigating three likely suspects. With luck, the next article I write will see the truth come to light. For now, citizens of Sussex County, I encourage you to submit any leads you find.

Short stories aren’t my specialty, so feel free to give me feedback on whether or not this is what you’re looking for. If it is, I will continue the story of how the Rooftop Prowler is caught and possibly write a few more stories.

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Alright, this is good! :+1: There are a few tweaks I’ll make, such as the date and the POV, but otherwise this is a pretty unique lil’ story! Kudos!

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Thanks🙂! And definitely do feel free to adjust anything you want.

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