A warrant for Chateau de Sable, please …

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As I approached the chateau I was struck by how much it looked like a fortress. Without my warrant card “mandate de perquisition” I would not have gained access. Chantal looked at me; I knew what she was thinking: we prepared ourselves for what we would find.

The girls had been missing for six years, it was too long. Madams’ eyes locked on mine, power and coldness looked into my soul: I wondered was I fit to judge her?  I had to be or all was lost.

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    Ouch.. The terrible Marc Dutroux comes to mind…. too late for many of them.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Bjorn, It is so good to get feedback, to know that my writing is being seen. Thank you. Mike

    2. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Bjorn, It is so good to get feedback, to know that my writing is being seen. Thank you. Mike

  2. Martin Flux

    I really like the bits of the internal monologue, when the narrator doubts his/hers abilities.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Martin, your comment helps me as I was not sure about putting the doubts of the narrator

  3. gahlearner

    They seem to have found a dangerous adversary. Creepy.

  4. Margaret

    You set up a tense situation, with fascinating hints as to a larger story, but i really like the narrator’s self-analysis at the end. This adds intriguing layers.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Margaret, I very much appreciate your analysis.

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