The Mysterious Disappearance of Charlene Kerringer

A satirical take on a noir detective story, filled with talking babies, bizarre magic, and troublesome trolls.

Detective Harris is a private detective who is out of luck and out of cash. When a woman walks into his office in tears, he decides to take a gamble on what he assumes is an open and shut case. What he doesn’t realize is that nothing about this case is normal.


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This short story was a semi-finalist in The Zharmae Publishing Press’ Spring 2012 Writer’s Competition.

Published November 29, 2019

Originally published in February 2013 and October 2013 by the Zharmae Publishing Press.

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