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Short Story: The Detective

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I still remember the look on his face when I told him what happened. He had been in the crime investigation field for years. He was the greatest detective the police force had ever seen. H e had seen things that would scar most people for life and yet he hadn't been bothered at all. But this particular event was different because the victim, was his daughter. "Where was she seen last," the detective asked. His face was stolid yet I could hear the pain and panic in his voice. "Uh I'm pretty sure she was seen at the theater sir. She was uh on her way to work." I couldn't concentrate on my words. My mind was in so many other places. I felt like a mother whose baby just died. His daughter was my best friend for life. I hadn't fully come to terms with the fact that she may be dead. I won't believe it until I see her corpse. "I'll start my search there. We won't lose hope that she may still be alive, but don't lose your sense of reality either." His voice had a coldness to it and his face looked like someone whose life was taken out of him. "Let's go," I said with mor...

In this essay, the author

  • Recalls the look on his face when they told him what happened. he had been in the crime investigation field for years and was the greatest detective the police force had ever seen.
  • Describes how they felt like a mother whose baby just died. his daughter was their best friend for life.
  • Analyzes how the man's voice had a coldness to it and his face looked like someone whose life was taken out of him.
  • Recounts how they were the only person who could keep their hope up until they found out the truth.
  • Describes how the detective walked ahead of them with such determination and speed that it was hard for them to keep up. the detective's breathing suddenly deepened, stopped in his tracks.
  • Describes how the detective's daughter, lying in a pool of blood, was shot in the back.
  • Describes how the detective bent down and put two fingers on her neck, then quickly sprang up and called 911. the ambulance arrived soon after and brought her to the hospital.
  • Narrates how the doctor's voice trailed off as he opened the door. they heard the noise of wheels coming towards them and a shorter silhouette appeared.
  • Opines that the bullet hit her in the spine and paralyzed the bottom half of her body, but at least she's still alive.
  • Opines that the detective always seems to have this sense of fear that someday he may get news like this again and next time we may not be so lucky.
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