Artwork by Monika Kettler


"Freeze! Police!" The suspect stopped in the hallway. Starsky approached him. Then he sensed the cold metal of a weapon against his neck.

"On your knees, cop!" Starsky heard another voice.

"A last wish?" laughed the man and Starsky joked: "Yeah, passing my lieutenant's exam."

He was slapped across his face and bent his head, losing hope.

Suddenly the fire alarm went off. Confusion. A sharp pain in the back of his head, then nothing.

"Fire," he mumbled when he awoke.

"No, I set off the fire alarm. To bail you out," Hutch said, encircling his friend with strong arms.

The End