Short Story: Awakening

An ink-stained shirt on the motionless body on the apartment floor intrigued Detective Brugman.            โ€œWhere have I seen this stain before?โ€ he questioned.            He pulled out his notebook and began scribbling on its small, recycled pages, before flipping back to another note.            โ€œAn elderly neighbour said they heard a shrill, piercing cry around noon yesterday,โ€ …