“Second Attempt” a fifty-word story. Humpbuckle Tales 38

It’s Holbert’s second attempt to gain access to Gilham’s flat.

He’s with Molly. She’s tasked with clearing the old man’s stuff so Snump can relet.

The landlord clearly doesn’t like the police.

The feeling, Holbert thinks, is mutual.

The flat is a mess.

Almost as though it’s already been searched.

This is the thirty-eighth story in the series of Humpbuckle Tales. Each story is precisely 50 words long. They are meant to be independent stories, but if you read them all you will find each one adds another piece to the puzzle – there is a bigger story that is being told.

This story was first published on my Hive blog (@felt.buzz) and you can find all the stories on the @humbuckletales Hive account – at the time of posting this I have just published Tales numbers 65-70. On Hive I publish 12 stories per week (Monday to Saturday one story per day and then six 50-word stories in one post on a Sunday).

If you prefer the drip drip drip approach keep coming back here for one 50-word tale every day!

You can watch the author read the first 22 Humpbuckle Tales on YouTube or you can listen to it as a podcast.

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