‘But it’s our home,’ Doug said to the officer.
‘I appreciate that, sir, but it’s also a crime scene.’
‘All we want is to gather a few things. Some clothes; items of sentimental value.’
‘If you give me a list, I’ll try and retrieve them for you.’
‘But it’ll only take five minutes.’
‘I can’t let you into a crime scene.’
‘But the bones are old. They’ve been buried there for years. Plus our traces must be everywhere.’
‘That may be the case, but there are protocols to follow.’
‘It’s over, Doug,’ Debbie said, turning away. ‘That was our home.’
A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.