The Wishing Tree

A McCloud & Lattley mystery

Caitlin McColl
Inkslinger Magazine
16 min readDec 18, 2021
Photo by jordan duca on Unsplash

“Come quick!” shouted Julia down the phone. “Ari’s gone missing!”

No sooner had Detective Thomas McCloud closed his front door and started towards his car did large raindrops begin to splatter on the ground. Thankfully, he was wearing his trusty red trench coat. He sped along the dirt and gravel roads as quickly as his small…



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Caitlin McColl
Inkslinger Magazine

I write about mental health, the future, grief & loss, mindfulness, general life musings (+ fiction and poetry!). ❤️coffee & dogs. 🇨🇦