Detective Nick Behr is called back from an extended stay in
desert. A woman has been murdered, and there are no leads except a single word
written on the wall in her own blood.
Unfortunately, the murder isn’t the only thing he has to
work through. He has a mental condition, his stay in the desert a medical
retreat. What he has going on in his head may be tougher to solve than the
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She can hear her
heartbeat… she is still alive.
herself to take a breath.
She is only
eighteen. She thinks this to herself as she stares at the ceiling. Her
luxurious blonde hair is surrounding her head like a halo as her firm breasts
move up and down with every strained breath. If it wasn’t for the deep red
patch on her shirt, one might find her current disposition very captivating.
She can hear the
blood dripping off of her elbow into the puddle beneath it. She thinks about
that for a few moments as if it is happening to someone else.
take another breath, she realizes that it doesn’t hurt quite as much to breathe.
She is not sure whether to take that as a good sign.
She thinks about
what went wrong, and then thinks about how very rational a thought that was for
this moment. She had always been very rational in her thinking.
It would seem
that had not turned out to be such a good thing.
herself to take another breath.
It had been a
mistake to back out…she could see that now. She should have stuck to the deal.
She again thinks
about how very rational she had been when she made the decision.
the dripping, she removes her hand from the hole below her ribs and reaches
down to the floor. Bringing her hand back up, she can see the deep red blood
pooled on the tips of her fingers.
She remembers to
As she gazes at
her hand, her rational brain comes up with a sudden thought.
She should warn
Reaching for the
wall beside her, she runs her fingers down the wall. Her hand drops once more
into the puddle, and she immediately brings it back up to make another line.
She wonders why
her task is so hard, then remembers to take another breath before dropping her
hand once again.
Her energy is
waning as she nears the end, but she is determined to finish the task. When her
willpower finally leaves her however, she stares at the incomplete warning with
that she can’t hear her heart any more, her time is running short. With every
last ounce of effort she has, she raises her hand one more time. All she can
manage this time however is to slap her hand weakly against the wall before it
falls once more to the floor.
forgotten to breathe.
The eyes linger,
but they no longer see as a single tear winds its way down her cheek.