Mystery at Pond Bottom (99 Words)
“Detective we need y—”
“Shhh.” Eddie Mahone waved his free hand. His other gripped a fishing rod. With his one good eye, the detective surveyed the lake’s calm, muddy surface.
His visitor spoke in a whisper. “But—we—need—your—help—”
The man yelped as the fishing line suddenly jerked and leaped. The body of a full grown alligator churned to the surface, snapping the line in two before swimming to the far bank.
Eddie laughed and wiped the water from his face with his sleeve. “I wondered what had a hold of my bait,” he said. “Mystery solved.”