(For the visually challenged writer, the photo is of a sculpture showing the hands, shoulders, and head of a woman with a frightened expression on her face. Her hair grows straight above her head like the trunk of a tree and branches out with small, humanoids emerging from the blossoms on the branches.)
Steven was weary from constantly searching for the clue, and he thought maybe his eyes were playing tricks on him when he saw it!
The statue that was supposed to mark the site. A woman’s head, with branches coming out of it like Medusa’s head. But instead of snakes it had human figurines carved onto them.
Excitedly he approached the place. The statue was resting on a wooden bench. He looked closely and directly underneath was a small square plaque.
Taking a screwdriver from his back pocket, he loosened the metal lid, and inside was a flash drive hidden very cleverly. The flash drive had all the data to bust the drug trafficking ring.
Steven grabbed the flash drive and went straight to his office, where he uploaded the data to the site. Soon police were on the trail of the criminals.
Written for FFFC # 170, hosted by Fandango
Also included, FSS # 47, hosted by Fandango