Tripping the Night Fantastic

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic
Tripping the Night Fantastic is essentially a ‘Whodunit’, but one that is far from the traditional and expected set up. There is a murder, there is a sleuth, and there is a solution. There is also an awful lot of drug/alcohol related lunacy. It is a dark comedy with an edge.

Charlie Deavon is a writer who meets the sexually troublesome Amelia Heart in a pub. The following morning Charlie is suffering a major hangover and Amelia is dead.

There are a number of suspects, all friends, and Charlie and they try to solve the case together. The three men, what with the stress of it all, turn to a new drug called Merlin which allows them to control and share hallucinations. From then on they trip and hallucinate their way through to the story’s conclusion. Charlie and co like to drink. Only, they don’t so much “go for a drink” as “go for a splash”. They wallow in it. Like mad fish. It really is no way to go about solving crimes.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Submitted: June 11, 2017

Life is priceless. And I am broke.
- Charlie Deavon
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Chapter 2

Submitted: June 11, 2017

Knock, Knock, Knock. Simon waited for a few seconds. Bang! Bang! Bang! Inside Charlie’s apartment something stirred under a bed... Read Chapter

Chapter 3

Submitted: June 11, 2017

The rustle of a newspaper; the sound of two happy people sipping tea and spreading pâté on toast, the sun beaming down on the clean pat... Read Chapter

Chapter 4

Submitted: June 13, 2017

‘Hi Simon!’ Simon admired the view before him with very little surprise. Charlie was steadying himself against the door frame whi... Read Chapter

Chapter 5

Submitted: June 14, 2017

‘Charlie! Wait up.’ Charlie turned around, ‘Run!’ ‘Fucking hell Charlie what’s the rush?’ ‘What’s the rush?... Read Chapter

Chapter 6

Submitted: June 16, 2017

Jane was looking at herself in her bathroom mirror. She had a towel wrapped around her freshly showered body and her wet hair caressed he... Read Chapter

Chapter 7

Submitted: June 18, 2017

Hangovers can be held responsible for many forgotten things, for example; the location of your car, the whereabouts of your phone, and so... Read Chapter

Chapter 8

Submitted: July 04, 2017

Jane quietly unlocked the front door to her house and peered in. The house seemed to be empty. She went in. She tiptoed over to the kitch... Read Chapter

Chapter 9

Submitted: July 04, 2017

Current conditions in the studio had mellowed slightly. Simon had been tied to a chair and Jane had fixed her hair and calmed down. She a... Read Chapter

Chapter 10

Submitted: July 04, 2017

The door to the lab flew open and slammed against the wall. Charlie looked up. Silhouetted in the door frame, Simon looked like a psy... Read Chapter