I love Six Sentence Sunday, so it was kind of a bummer to miss out on it these last couple of weeks. But it’s a new week and a new opportunity. This six comes from Maynedon, my dark serial. It’s been on hiatus for several months, but I’m working on the next “season” and expect to have Episode 20 up around the first week of October.
In this scene–taken from Episode 2- The Man at the Lake–we meet Doc Harley, the Chief Medical Examiner for Cedarford County. He’s been called to the small town of Cedar Mills to investigate a death, along with his assistant David Masters.
Most of the time, Doc treated David like a necessary evil. He’d long since left any pretension to youth behind and had held off retirement for as long as his body seemed willing. Soon, it would be over, his task handed off to this young man who, to his credit, was in every way a worthy successor despite Doc’s reluctance to admit it.
David Masters did the heavy lifting in the field and more than his fair share of work in the morgue. He was young, handsome, obsessed with technology and well-adapted to a world ready to leave Doc behind. And, when the mood struck him to reflect on his life, Doc knew he was ready to let it.
I hope you enjoyed it.