Manny Mello

Manny Mello is a retired educator. In retirement, he has worked for a federal contractor, an eBay listing service, and as a freelance photographer.

Stories by Manny Mello

The Body by the Pond

Illustrated by Daniele Murtas

I was preparing to go home for lunch, when the call came into the squawk box. “Sheriff Merrick?” “What’s up, Brad?” Brad Dillon was my deputy, the other half of Hadden Falls’ law squad. With a population of 5900 around town, the local crime rate was negligible. Judging from the sound of Brad’s voice, that might be changing. …