Here’s the second installment of “Let’s Write a Mystery Together Online”. The first part can be found here if you want to write with us. I’ll take up after the last comment on last week’s post. Thanks to Jodie Will and M. Liz Boyle for contributing last week. Please add to the story in the comments. The more people who play, the more fun it is to write the story.
Julia snatched the Cokes from my hand and set them on the table. “Cal, we’ve got to follow him.” Pulling out her fob, she raced down the stairs.
I had just enough time to fall into her truck before she tore away from the beach.
Flooring it, Julia got close enough for us to follow Aiden’s hatchback away from the beach and lake, winding higher and higher into the thickly wooded hills as the sun sank behind them, touching the half-stripped branches of oaks and maples with crimson light.
“How could Oliva destroy Aiden?” I said, my gaze glued to his tail lights.
“We have to find out.” Julie tightened her white-knuckled grip on the steering wheel.
Aiden peeled off a gravel road and screeched to a halt beside the burned hulk of the Kelton mansion. He jumped out of his car.
Julia braked hard, and we both stared at the ruins.
“What’s Aiden doing here?” she said.