The Case of the Old Man in the Mailbox

      Brian C. Jacobs
The Case of the Old Man in the Mailbox

When junior-high boys Tyler, Scooter, and AJ see an old man digging through Scooter’s mailbox, they put on their detective hats to find out why. But when the mystery of the old man becomes more complicated than they foresaw, it appears that this newly formed detective agency might not make it to their second case.Marcus is a time traveler who, on his first trip through time, ends up not where he intended but in a mysterious junkyard full of strange artifacts and machinery. As he quickly discovers, he's not alone here, and the answer to what has happened to him and the motley assortment of strangers that surround him can only be revealed after they've all had a nice, cool drink at the Last Stop Bar & Grill.A science fiction short story. Approximately 7,000 words.
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