silent", very appropriate for a book about a killer, don't you think?
"Colin sat silent. He had no response, except he needed to know about Hannah so he could protect Joelle. He knew no one believed his innocence and he completely understood why. “You have to protect Joelle, she is in danger, I don’t know why, I just know she is!” Colin had to make the lieutenant understand.
“You don’t need to convince me, and we are making sure she is safe, so, no one, not even you, will get to her.” The lieutenant emphasized the “you”.
Colin then remembered his spunky assistant and how she now lie cold. “Where did you find Hannah?” He really did not expect an answer, not being the prime suspect.
The lieutenant thought for a moment, weighing the options of telling Colin about the mysterious discovery of Hannah’s body. “We are keeping that under wraps for now, we don’t want to impede our own investigation by revealing too much.”
Colin nodded in understanding. He knew better than to expect much more information. Everything continued to fall apart and he remained helpless.
“I think you should make yourself comfortable, you will be here for awhile. We have a warrant to search your apartment and believe me, it will be thorough. Now, you either hand over your house keys, or we will break down the door.” Colin reluctantly handed over his keys. Lieutenant Searcy left Colin alone in the interrogation room to think about things for a while.
Colin dropped his head onto the table and breathed heavily. He took his phone out of his pocket and looked at the display. No missed calls, messages, or emails. He debated again calling Joelle. Would she even answer?
“Poor guy.” A voice in his head hissed violently, almost mockingly.
Colin immediately looked up around the room. No one was there. He stood up, preparing himself to square off with this imaginary villain."
Now that you've read my contribution to TT, please visit my creative friends over at our main blog, Tuesday Tales for their take on the word "silent". I hope you have a warm and wonderful holiday full of blessings.