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An officer asks Detective London to use a piece of cloth to track Kelli Rocha (wanted for assault), she agrees, strips off all her clothes, Shifts to a large German Shepherd, howls to get her partner’s attention, and begins tracking, Dale following.
I skipped over some tracking description.
Weaving through the crowd, trying not the lose the thread of scent, London bumped into a set of legs encased in blue jeans.
“Hey!” The owner of the legs, a tall, burly man, glared down at her.
London snorted, stepping around him, but he followed, blocking her path with his body. She reared up, planting her front paws firmly on his chest. For a moment, he stared at the muzzle inches from his face, then spotted the metal glinting from her ruff, and squinted, reading her badge. Having communicated as well as she was able, London dropped back to all fours, head cocked inquisitively up at him. When he didn’t speak, she stepped around him again, and this time he didn’t try to stop her.
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NOTE: I made some changes to “Lily Wasn’t There,” and posted the full text to my blog here. What happened after is at the very end.
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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.
Detective Amy 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 rein 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.