Here’s the third installment of “Let’s Write a Mystery Together Online”. If you haven’t played yet, please jump in and add your inspiration to our collaborative mystery. The more people who play, the more fun it is to write the story. Parts one and two are here. I’ll take up after the last comment on last week’s post.
“Let me get this straight,” I said. “Olivia is going to blame you for the fire and her brother’s death even though she knows you were at the beach with us that night?”
Aiden shook his head almost hard enough to fling off his crewcut. “No. She thinks the family is lying for me, that I wasn’t at the beach. She’ll reveal the secret if I don’t confess.”
“We can’t let her do that,” Julia said though her teeth. “If we could figure out what really happened, we could clear you and satisfy Olivia.”
“If the cops haven’t solved the case by now,” said Aiden, “how can we in 48 hours?”
I gasped. “That’s all the time she’s given you?”
“I wonder.” I pulled at my lip and gazed up at the darkening hills.
“Wonder what?” Aiden screamed. “We’ve got to do something.”
“I wonder if the cops have talked to everyone who might have been here at the mansion that night.” I started up the steep slope and entered the woods.