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An officer standing by a well-cared for, recently damaged old car calls Detective London over to him.
“Yeah?” She asked as she reached an easy conversational distance, stepping around the sprinkling of windshield glass sparkling on the asphalt.
The cop was one of those faintly familiar faces, with short brown hair, an open, friendly face, and hazel eyes. A quick glance at his nametag gave her his name, “Hey, Officer Fowler.”
“I was wondering, can you do something with this?” The officer held up a scrap of white cloth in an evidence bag. “She went that way less than ten ago. It’s killing my partner that we just missed her.”
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NOTE: I’ll be editing “Lily Wasn’t There,” and posting it on my blog for any of the curious.
Four Feet and a Badge is my NaNoWriMo story.
In 1952, an event moved two and a half million people from one version of the Earth to another, a quarter of them Shifters (able to change their shape). It’s now 2015, and those people have married and had children. The Static (non-Shifters) fit in fine, but the Shifters often have to prove their worth.
London works in Seattle’s Narcotics Section, Shifting to four feet to sniff out drugs and chase down suspects. But she can be a little impulsive–like when she bit her previous partner, earning her a new one, strict, by-the-book Detective Janice Dale.
Dale tries to reign in her partner’s wilder behavior, not always with much success. And a new group of cocaine suppliers is muscling in on the city, and they’re leaving bodies behind. London and Dale will have to work through their differences to bring these dealers down, before the body count rises.