Siren’s Song

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Sherlock Wolff tracked the notorious hacker, Lorelei, to the Rhine Club. Concealing himself at the back, he scoped out the exits. She sang. Too late, he noticed his cocoa turning wolfsbane blue. The arrest warrant in his hand wavered like a timepiece in a Dali painting. He found himself on stage.

Instead of serving the warrant, he was served. Instead of arresting Lorelei, she handcuffed him. Wolff’s supervisor appeared. “Good work, Detective Wolff.” He shook Lorelei’s hand.

Wolff couldn’t find his tongue.

He woke up in a Bavarian jail. The woodcutter in the next cell said, “Don’t I know you?”

2 thoughts on “Siren’s Song

  1. Clever twist at the end. Recently I’ve been seeing the BBWolf being thrust into lots of different situations in children’s literature (e.g. “The Wolf who Fell Out of His Book”) but the Dali reference puts this into the YA section at least.


    1. There are so many clever children’s books out there. I have also noticed an uptick in fairy tales that make their way into adult, and as you say YA, books. I’m reading Alix Harrow/ The Once and Future Witches. (A recommendation from bibliobloggityboo. ) It’s a good read with The Grimm Sisters tales at its heart.


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