- Vol. 05
- Chapter 09
Wrapping Up the Evidence
The snips of felt and macaroni, cut out words from magazines; the q-tips, wool, and plastic straws glued around blue crayon marks, affixed to green construction paper, would serve her purpose well. Evidence delivered wrapped in found material to sow confusion with eventual detectives on the case. The latex gloves had pulled the child's artwork from the dumpster right outside the side door to the school. The baseball cap had hidden her face in shadow. Her jacket was reversible from white to gray. A subway ride to Queens and back would be enough to cover any tracks and she had picked this cloudy day with cunning purpose. The drones would have to scan and hover low enough for anything to be seen.
And now the tape cassette she found in basement boxes stored for years, which slowly had absorbed the sound of whispers from the nearby router would prove the truth to all the doubters. After wrapping it in child's craft, she’d vanish. They would have to save the world without her.