"What Sadie Saw."
By Michelle M. Kaseler (?-?).
First appearance: Daily Science Fiction, February 9, 2021.
Short short story (5 pages as a PDF).
Online at Daily Science Fiction (HERE).
"As a newly promoted detective, I'd been eager to try the ERS, but what if reliving the crime breaks Sadie?"
Is this the future of detection?
~ Cora Jenkins:
"Nice government scientist lady, a mom to boot, getting offed in her own house is chum for those sharks in the press, and we're out of suspects."
~ Sadie Jenkins:
"When I looked out again, I saw a man."
~ Colin Payne:
"Memories flood back."
~ Officer Caffrey:
"Now if you tell us who hired you, we might be able to keep you off death row."
- Our author is very new to the SFF field; her short ISFDb bibliography is (HERE).
- The more technology advances, the more criminals should worry. Henry Kuttner anticipated the ERS in today's story over seventy years ago; see our posting about his technoproleptic story "Private Eye" (HERE).