The Past is Always Present

5 min readNov 3, 2021

Inquiry Agent Vandyr Roarke investigates the death of a friend.

by Brad Foster, 2020 ©

Staircase leading down to the final confrontation.
Photo by Alessia Cocconi on Unsplash

Vandyr Roarke is my name, so far as anyone’s concerned. A long time ago, I loved a lady who taught me to use my mind and not my fists. She was one of only two people who ever believed in me, and now she’s gone. Can’t say I blame her for not waiting. Indeterminate sentences sure can play hell on a marriage…