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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Mystery and Crime  |  House: Booksie Classic

I had to write this as an english assignment. The story had to been based around a crime and needed to involve a librarian, a record store and a hit and run. the ending is a bit cheesy, but you'll get over it. enjoy :D

What a dreary day, I thought to myself, glancing out the window as I returned books to their shelves. I pushed my glasses back up my nose, as a bolt of lightning shot across the sky. ‘Oh my...’
I went through the list of things I had left to get through today in my mind; finishing re-shelving books, begin labelling new books according to genre, vacuum the children’s section… There was something else, I was sure of it. ‘Ahh, that’s right.’ I had to get to the record store before it closed. I glanced outside, watching the rain, the fog, the storm that was unfolding before me. Not likely…
With a sigh I returned the last book to its shelf and moved away from the window. I had too much to do; I would sort out what to do about the music after I finished work.
It was raining cats and dogs as I ran the short distance from the library entrance to my car, cursing myself all the way for not wearing more practical shoes. I was soaked through, and thought for a moment about going home and changing before I went to the record store, but I realised that I’d only get wet again, and it would be a complete waste of time.
Driving in this weather was harder than I had thought; the fog was low, making everything so dull, that it was almost impossible to see the taillights of the car in front of me. Traffic was moving slowly, because of the fog, because of the rain, and because of the learner driver ahead of us who clearly had very little experience driving at all, without bringing the weather into the equation.
I sighed, trying to work out exactly where I was so that I could turn off and take a different route to the store. I had to get that music tonight, or my brother would shoot me. I remembered his exact facial expression as he warned me, ‘Just don’t forget, okay sis? I don’t care if you forget anything else, but forget the music or the food and I will disown you.’
I had laughed at the time, as had he, but somewhere beneath our effortless laughter, I didn’t doubt that he would make me pay for forgetting.
Eventually I reached the record store, parking on the street out front rather driving to the customer parking around the back like usual. I bustled through the door, pulling an envelope with money and a CD list out of my purse. A door chime rang as I passed through; alerting the sales assistant that he had a customer. I glanced at the counter and smiled at a tall, lanky teenage boy with black and green spiky hair and at least six different ear piercings.
Hi Jake,’ I called, recognising the boy at once as one of my brother’s best friends.
Hi Amanda. We got in some new Lost Prophets stuff if you’d like to see it.’
Jake stepped out from behind the counter and lead me around to the Alternative section, an area I could gladly spend hours searching through. He showed me the new CD with a grin on his face. ‘You’ll like this one.’
I grinned back, his smile was infectious. ‘Actually Jake,’ I called above the music. ‘I need help finding everything on this list for the big eighteenth tonight.’
‘Ahh.´ He smiled again, recognition as to why I was there on such an awful night dawning in his eyes. He glanced at the list. ‘No problem. I’ll be right back.’
He’d found all the music I needed within minutes. ‘Did you want that one as well?’
I followed his eyes to the new Lost Prophets CD in my hands, and I grinned, ‘I think I’ll have to if you’re so convinced I’ll love it.’
He charged me, as I watched more lightning strike outside, thunder rumbling loud above the record store music. ‘Oh my…’
He laughed at me, ‘Scared of a bit of lightning?’
‘…Just a bit.’
There was too much music for me to carry by myself, so he picked up a pile and began to help me carry it to my car. I closed the car boot and thanked him again.
No problems.’ He replied. ‘I’ll see you at the party.’
‘Will do.’ I was about to get into my car when another car speed by me, going way too fast for this sort of weather. Everything happened so fast. There was an enormous thudding noise, a scream, and hoards of people racing out of stores to see what had happened.
‘Is that…’
‘Oh my god…’
‘Is he..’
Thirty or so voices all spoke at once, all talking over the top of one another, making it impossible to hear more than an occasional snippet of what was being said.
That cry I heard above the rest, grabbing my phone and dialling triple zero immediately as I tried to get closer to see who it was.
Oh my…’ I said, recognising the face of the stranger lying on the ground before us. ‘Ambulance please. Come quick, someone has killed the Prime Minister.’

Submitted: October 06, 2009

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Most effectively suspenseful. Well written and presented. Liked it.

Gave it an "I Like It" vote. Will read and vote for your other postings. At times, without commenting.

Thank you for becoming a fan. Most appreciative.

Happy trails,

Ed Bradley.

Tue, October 6th, 2009 11:51pm


Hi Ed, Thanks for that. I appreciate it. I wasn't really sure if it was good or not, but I appreciate you saying it is. Thanks for voting for it. :) Happy writing, Leisha.

Tue, October 6th, 2009 6:25pm


wonderful writing. loved the suspense. are you going to add to it? if so let me know i will be waiting.

check out some of mine and let me know what you think. btw you get an "i like it" vote from me

Thu, October 8th, 2009 2:50am


hi, thanks for the vote! im glad you enjoyed it. im not sure if i will add to this one or not yet. right now im busy working on secrets and lies, my novel. feel free to check it out. i've looked at yours, and love your writing

Thu, October 8th, 2009 4:47pm


This is a great story. It seems so ordinary and yet you know something is coming... I really like the suspense! Great story!

Sat, December 12th, 2009 4:46am


Thank you very much ^_^

Tue, April 27th, 2010 7:17am


I like this. It's very well written. I hope u got an A for it. :) Please drop by my page and check out the new poem i wrote,'Succubus'. It's for a mythical/fantasy contest so please let me know what u think. Thank u. ^_^

Thu, December 17th, 2009 2:42pm


I did actually :) And I'll do that. Thanks for reading ^_^

Tue, April 27th, 2010 7:16am

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