I’ve been quite lucky that despite the poor nights of sleep, I’ve managed to get quite a bit done. Woohoo!
I have another snippet for you, this one is 244 words (I think) and includes more edits from the first two entries. This one continues on directly from last week and follows Daniel. To recap, last week, he was listening at the door to the autopsy lab, overhearing a unusual conversation about one of the cadavers.
Okay… here we go!
“I’m just curious.” Scowling, Daniel dumped the mop into the bucket and began to wheel it away. Jimmy’s braying laughter followed him down the hallway.
“You coming out tonight? The footie’s on.”
Jimmy cackled again. “Come see your boys get their arses kicked.”
Without turning, Daniel raised his hand, displaying the back of his middle finger.
“Classy.” Jimmy called after him.
He didn’t answer.
The mystery ate at Daniel for the rest of his shift, causing him to walk passed the autopsy room several times. On the third pass, he recognised the coroner; a pixie faced woman with trendy, short hair. He winced at the sight of her furious expression and ducked into an empty office. Memories of the previous encounter with that woman, her perfectly manicured nails and cherry red smile, made his cheeks grow warm.
When she passed, Daniel caught a whiff of some expensive, but generic perfume. “Who are you trying to impress?” He scoffed, thumbing his nose against the combination of pleasant and morbid scents. “You need to get the smell of cadaver off your clothes first, love.”
Only when she rounded the corner did he slip out of the office again, tip toeing up to the autopsy room pressing his ear to the door. Silence greeted him.
Chewing his lip, Daniel shuffled his feet once or twice before pushing on the handle. He slipped inside before he could change his mind and eased the door shut behind him.
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