50 Word Story – Dark Passenger

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You need to lie.

“The last time I saw Barney was on Wednesday.”

“Are you sure?” Detective Higgins frowned.

I nodded. “Yes, I’m sorry.”

Driving home, he barked at me, Go get a shovel!

“After he’s buried, you need to stay out of my head.”

All he did was laugh.

* The Dark Passenger” was a concept used within the DEXTER Universe that represented the “demon” inside of Murderers that actively made them do terrible things. (Wikia.com)

My story was heavily influenced by Nick Gibbs’ excellent poem, ‘Late Night Disturbance.’

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