Stranded At Santum Close (4)


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The man fell down with a  heavy swoop, hitting the ground like a bomb, his eyes turned red and Linda screamed, staring at her assailant in shock.


A day after Linda’s disappearance, Gordon was desperate to find answers and he decided to check his wife’s things. He rummaged through the contents of the drawers in their room as sweat poured from his agitated body in torrents. He threw his wife’s clothes on the floor, looking around with a deranged glint in his eyes and swore softly under his breath. His gaze swept the room clean and he shook his head in despair, he was sure he had checked everywhere.

Eliza appeared at the doorway with arms akimbo and his demeanour spelt trouble but Gordon was not in the mood for his arguments.

‘Dad, what do you think you’re doing?’

Gordon sighed in defeat and answered, ‘I am looking for clues son, anything that could show me what to do!’ Eliza considered that, came inside the room, then sat down on the bed.

‘I found mom’s diary on the table when she left for work yesterday, she must have forgotten it, you might find some answers there.’ ‘Eliza said quietly, his eyes sad. Gordon took the blue diary from him and held it to his heart.

‘Thanks son, I’ll see if I can find anything in it.’

Eliza nodded and left the room and the next thing Gordon heard was a deafening sound as gunshots erupted outside his bedroom, he heard stomping footsteps and his heart broke into a million fragments.  Disregarding his own safety, Gordon bolted out of the room after his son, but it was too late. Eliza was lying on the corridor with blood pouring out of his chest wound.

‘No!!!’ Gordon yelled and held his son close to his chest, weeping uncontrollably. He gently laid him back, ran into his room, yanked open the door of his walk in wardrobe, picked up one of his semi automatic rifles, and strode out of his room, darting downstairs but there was no one around. Minutes later, sounds of siren tore down his street and Gordon finally realized, that  his life was rapidly going downhill.

Three police officers alighted from their cars, their gloomy eyes suggested they hated the sight of the grief ridden man whose house had become accursed.


I appreciate everyone who has followed this story thus far, the culminating part would be posted next week. Do continue to enjoy the rest of your week!

Much love, always. 🙂

24 comments on “Stranded At Santum Close (4)

  1. Uzoma says:

    Yes! Yes! This is not to be last episode. So we should be expecting a couple of episodes more, right?

    To the story: My o my! Why Eliza? I can’t believe the little child was shot? And now things are turning from bad to worse for Gordon… God, the police should help him. They help find Linda 😦

    Another cliffhanger, sis. Enjoyed it 🙂

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks dear brother, glad you like the story thus far, unfortunately I only want to write the story throughout this month so next week would the last post on the story. I’ll probably publish it as a full length novel because of so many mysteries surrounding Linda and Gordon. It’s going to be a crime mystery but you’ll have the ARC (Advance Reader’s Copy) and any of my friends who are interested. I’ll let my publisher know that I have an ardent lover of the story. I appreciate your kind comment.
      Blessings. 🙂

  2. Wow! I’m glad to know you’ve decided to extend the story, it would be interesting to work on this and see what happens next! Best of luck, always here for you!
    Christy Nelson

  3. You are a talented and gifted writer, just as your brother is. I love following both of your blogs, and enjoy them very much. Good luck publishing the novel: do you plan to self-publish?

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks Ronnie for your kind comment, I’m not going to self publish, It would be published by Arrow Gate Publishing. I appreciate your visit!
      Much love. 🙂

  4. wsforchrist says:

    Sad. Very sad. Glad to hear that you will be publishing as a novel. Your story has great sub-plots. Looking forward to the last installment of your current short story. Just wondering how you will tie up the loose ends in just one more installment. Can’t wait for Wednesday! (p.s. Please make it a long one!)

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks dear friend, I’ll try to end it well and it’s definitely going to be long! Hope you’ll read the full story when it’s out. I appreciate your friendship and kindness.
      Blessings. 🙂

  5. utesmile says:

    What a story…. wow , you are a fantastic writer….. can’t wait to next week!

  6. Anne Chia says:

    Haba! Why did it have to be the little one? Waiting to read more.

  7. RoSy says:

    Oh no! 😦
    What does that diary say?
    I know…I have to wait.

    This is sooooo good! 🙂

  8. ledrakenoir says:

    Very well written, my friend – can’t wait for next week… 🙂

  9. What a twist! And who shot Eliza? More, Sandra 🙂

  10. seanbidd says:

    Moments shake at times, and one wishes Gordon would get a hold of himself and get a move on out the back door, won’t look good with the SLR in his hands. All the while if he spends time explaining to police, Linda will most likely vanish forever. Is Eliza an only child, what explanation is there for Linda still being alive, her real parents. The story is filled with dark crevasses, and just what does the diary contain. Certainly contains more than just one last installment…

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