PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot
It was so simple to don scrubs, ID, and mask. No one glanced her way on the graveyard shift as she wheeled the newborn pod from the nursery, into the elevator, and abandoned it; then carried her precious cargo out of the hospital’s delivery dock doors.
Baby June, being the child of a one-percenter, meant the kidnapping investigation continued. DCI Mathias and team were called in after six months.
Mathias freeze-framed the surveillance tape and said, “The shoes.”
DS Owen searched databases and interviewed orthopedic specialists until she hit.
Baby June was recovered and the kidnapper was arrested. Case closed.
DCI Mathias and DS Owens are characters in a really good new (to me) show I just started watching on Netflix called “Hinterland.” IMDB describes it as, “A noir crime drama set in Aberystwyth, Wales, where troubled DCI Tom Mathias solves murders while searching for redemption.”
Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the artiste host of Friday Fictioneers.