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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Milk Carton Murders 16


We pretty much continue where we let off in #15. Dave is talking to his father about finding the coffins in Wiscoy Creek of the girls who died 20 years earlier. One of the girls was a foster child in their house (whom they knew as Sally but turns out her real name was Samantha) . Dave covered his ears to try and block his fathers affirmation that it was his fault. The voice in Dave's head subsides when he focuses on his dad's health. No matter what, he was still his father. His dad speaks first below.


“Oh hell, David, how do you expect me to act?  How long have you known one was Sally?”

For the first time since he was a kid, Dave lied to his father. “Just since this morning.”

“How did it happen? Do they know who put them there?”

Dave paused, debating whether to continue, but had no choice now. “I want you to know, I found the files in the attic. I know about the letter, and I also know Sally, I mean Samantha, was up there. Why was she in the attic, Dad?”

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BLURB:
When three small coffins are unearthed near the Wiscoy Creek during a routine dredging operation, it’s the last thing DAVE ROBERTSON, of the Lamont Weekly Times, expected. Pinned to the skeleton’s clothing are pictures from milk cartons of missing girls.

Dave is stunned to find that one of the girls is Sally―a foster child his parents had cared for through the Friends of Foster Families (FFF) program. Cold case files reveal the girls disappeared over 20 years ago. Knowing his house was the last place he saw Sally alive, he can’t help but suspect his dad.

How can he write the biggest story of his career if his father turns out to be the killer? If the voice in his head would shut up and let him remember, he might figure it out before he loses his mind and his dad is charged with murder.

Full blurb and snippet recap here.

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BLURB:
When three small coffins are unearthed near the Wiscoy Creek during a routine dredging operation, it’s the last thing DAVE ROBERTSON, of the Lamont Weekly Times, expected. Pinned to the skeleton’s clothing are pictures from milk cartons of missing girls.

Dave is stunned to find that one of the girls is Sally―a foster child his parents had cared for through the Friends of Foster Families (FFF) program. Cold case files reveal the girls disappeared over 20 years ago. Knowing his house was the last place he saw Sally alive, he can’t help but suspect his dad.

How can he write the biggest story of his career if his father turns out to be the killer? If the voice in his head would shut up and let him remember, he might figure it out before he loses his mind and his dad is charged with murder.

Full blurb and snippet recap here.
- See more at: http://historysleuth.blogspot.com/2013/06/milk-carton-murders-15.html#sthash.3MnJEsnt.dpuf
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BLURB:
When three small coffins are unearthed near the Wiscoy Creek during a routine dredging operation, it’s the last thing DAVE ROBERTSON, of the Lamont Weekly Times, expected. Pinned to the skeleton’s clothing are pictures from milk cartons of missing girls.

Dave is stunned to find that one of the girls is Sally―a foster child his parents had cared for through the Friends of Foster Families (FFF) program. Cold case files reveal the girls disappeared over 20 years ago. Knowing his house was the last place he saw Sally alive, he can’t help but suspect his dad.

How can he write the biggest story of his career if his father turns out to be the killer? If the voice in his head would shut up and let him remember, he might figure it out before he loses his mind and his dad is charged with murder.

Full blurb and snippet recap here.
- See more at: http://historysleuth.blogspot.com/2013/06/milk-carton-murders-15.html#sthash.3MnJEsnt.dpuf
***
The link to the other Weekend Writing Warriors is here. You're bound to find something to pique your interest.

The Sunday Snippet writer's on Facebook are here. Between the two there is something for everyone. Thank you for any comments you leave me. Much appreciated!
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BLURB:
When three small coffins are unearthed near the Wiscoy Creek during a routine dredging operation, it’s the last thing DAVE ROBERTSON, of the Lamont Weekly Times, expected. Pinned to the skeleton’s clothing are pictures from milk cartons of missing girls.

Dave is stunned to find that one of the girls is Sally―a foster child his parents had cared for through the Friends of Foster Families (FFF) program. Cold case files reveal the girls disappeared over 20 years ago. Knowing his house was the last place he saw Sally alive, he can’t help but suspect his dad.

How can he write the biggest story of his career if his father turns out to be the killer? If the voice in his head would shut up and let him remember, he might figure it out before he loses his mind and his dad is charged with murder.

Full blurb and snippet recap here.
- See more at: http://historysleuth.blogspot.com/2013/06/milk-carton-murders-15.html#sthash.3MnJEsnt.dpuf
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14 comments:

  1. I really missed having an update on this story last week but welcome back! And today's excerpt is so good - tense, intriguing and stopping just short of what we all want to know!

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  2. ohh glad you're back and with such a pivotal part of the scene! But augh, having to wait for more! Great job Cindy :)

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  3. So the voice in Dave's head is quiet for once. Guess they are both listening to see what his dad says!

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  4. Oh, the suspense! I can hardly wait to read the twist, Cindy! Nice 8!

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  5. Oh, man, this is getting scary good, Cindy. Nicely done. :D

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  6. Gee, this is a tense 8. The mystery is thick throughout this one and you're just waiting for the next secret to knock you over the head.

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  7. Can't wait to read his reply to that one! Great snippet.

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  8. Excellent tension! Wonder how his dad is going to explain this?

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  9. Yes Dad - we all want to know! Oh, this is getting good:) These short excerpts are killing it!

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  10. Yes Dad, please do tell us. Love the tension here. And I want to know the answer as much as Dave!

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  11. I'm wondering more and more if Dave really wants to know or if he is trying to find a way to deny the truth.
    I'm also worried about what will happen to him with this kind of question. He can't deny that he doesn't know anything if his father gets mad, he just gave him all his information.
    This is so tense, and there is to much suspense here.

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  12. Excellent tension. Nice job!

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  13. So far Dave is doing more answering than his Dad is... Can't wait to learn more.

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  14. An intriguing eight there.

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