Darby's Trouble by Mikel Santiago
Approx. 7,190 words.
Published on October 28, 2013.
"Tuesday, while leafing through the newspaper, I found someone had cut out a piece in the middle of the classifieds page. It looked like someone had cut out an ad. I cursed under my breath. What kind of a person cuts an ad out and then places the paper back in the stack? Then, as I lifted the paper and peered through the hole, I saw the man."