Category Archives: Mystery

Mystery of the Sinking Snowman. Friday Flash Fics for the New Year by Jeff Baker. (January 7, 2022)

The Mystery of the Sinking Snowman by Jeff Baker I didn’t expect to be staking out a field of snowmen. Certainly not in a cold middle of the night in January but that was what I’d been hired to do. … Continue reading

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Mystery of the Vanished Ray Gun, December 2021 Flash Fiction Draw Challenge Story by Jeff Baker, December 12, 2021.

The Mystery of the Vanished Ray Gun by Jeff Baker The December 2021 Flash Fiction Draw Challenge story’s prompts were a Mystery set in a highway toll both involving a ray gun. A perfect case for my 23rd Century Detective … Continue reading

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The One Hundred Thirty-Three Steps: Friday Flash Fics by Jeff Baker. (December 10, 2021.)

The One Hundred-Thirty-Three Steps by Jeff Baker “We gotta be out of our minds!” Karl said gawking up at the stairway. “Yeah, but those are the stairs. THE stairs,” Johnny said. “We gotta haul all that stuff up those stairs,” … Continue reading

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Mystery! A Progress Report Addenda by Jeff Baker (August 27, 2021)

I’ll get to the regular Progress Report in a day or so, but I’m posting this to be public about my new policy. I’ve been lazy about the writing. I have a story I ought to finish for a submissions … Continue reading

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Quintus Takes On “The Mystery of the Roman Fountain.” Intrigue in Ancient Rome for Friday Flash Fics (August 27, 2021) by Jeff Baker.

Mystery of the Roman Fountain by Jeff Baker (A Quintus Mystery) “Quintus! Look at this.” My master Cato’s voice echoed through the empty halls of the old villa we had come across on an overgrown road outside of one of … Continue reading

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The Reidels Investigate in “Looking For the Yellow House,” for Friday Flash Fiction by Jeff Baker. July 9, 2021.

Looking For the Yellow House by Jeff Baker (A Donna and Sean Reidel Mystery) “You take that way, I’ll take this way.” Donna Reidel pointed and her husband Sean nodded. They were tired, hungry and spattered in mud. The last … Continue reading

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Mystery on the Beach; The Bird’s the Word; Friday Flash Fics by Jeff Baker, August 21, 2020.

Surfin’ Bird By Jeff Baker   There was no other way. Donna Reidel stared at the ocean, at the man pulling the girl on water skis. It looked fast and wet. She shuddered. Staking out somebody in a car she … Continue reading

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Chasing the Vampire for Friday Flash Fics by Jeff Baker, July 10, 2020.

  Mystery at Castle Dracula By Jeff Baker   The cloud-enshrouded mountains parted like curtains as our carriage proceeded towards the dark castle. “They never hole up in a convenient motel near a pool, do they?” Jessie said sarcastically. “Sometimes … Continue reading

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Short-Stories by L. Frank Baum, an Imaginary Anthology Compiled by Jeff Baker.

I’ve been reading a lot of L. Frank Baum’s short-stories in the last few months. Most of these stories, by the author of “The Wizard of Oz” are not as well-known, even though there is a Collected Short-Stories out there … Continue reading

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House on Benatau Hill, Friday Flash Fics by Jeff Baker for May 5, 2020.

The House on Benatau Hill By Jeff Baker   “I loved this place since I first saw it years ago.” Alejandro said, turning around to look out the big windows on either side of the living room. “And you can’t … Continue reading

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