Excerpt from The Lazarus Files by Matt McGough
English (North American)
Middle Aged (35-54)
North American, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic
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the Lazarus files read by fleece. On his way to work the next morning, john dropped off some clothes at the dry cleaners. He arrived at his office at about 10 minutes to eight. John had started work about six weeks earlier as an engineer at a company named Micropolis which made computer disk drives Around 10 a.m. he called home to see how Sherry was feeling but got no answer. A little later he tried again. The phone rang and rang john then called the hospital and spoke with Sherry's secretary. Sylvia. Sylvia told him that Sherry was out of the office teaching a class. Unbeknownst to john, Sherry's sister, Teresa also tried calling her at home and left a message on the answering machine. Sherry did not return the calls. John finished work around 5:00 PMclock on his way home. He ran a few errands stopping to collect their dry cleaning plus a package of the ups store. John drove past the broken glass and parked in his usual spot in the garage. He took the dry cleaning and started up the short staircase. Inside the condo, john's unease deepened when he saw that the door at the top of the stairs was wide open. He was certain he had closed and locked that door when he left that morning. As john walked upstairs, he did not see that the wall alongside him was flecked with blood stains. The stairs up from their garage opened onto a tiled entryway. Near the front door, john saw Sherry lying in the middle of their living room, which was in disarray. A shelf of their entertainment wall unit had collapsed, accorded telephone, and pieces from a broken vase were strewn on the carpet around her. A drawer from the nearby end table had been pulled out and its contents dumped in a heap in the entryway right at john's feet. To video components were stacked on the floor. John stepped past them into the living room, where amid the detritus Sherry lay motionless on her back
Criminal, Detective, Lawyer, Police Officer, Villain, Attentive, Creepy, Dangerous, Educational, Evil, Mysterious, Narrator, Resonant, Serious, Worried, North American, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic