Here's where the truth can sometimes be as strange or stranger than fiction - they found old shotgun shells, plus another really old gun and a box of bullets. Now, from a safety standpoint, all is well - the kids weren't home and the police came and took everything. But from a creative, wild imagination, writer's standpoint, the story is far from over….
My biggest question: Where is the shotgun? All we've got are some shells. Are we missing a gun? Is it somewhere in the house? Or did someone take it? Who? Why?
Did previous owners put the stuff there? Or did someone in their household? Or someone who did work on the house? Did someone ever come back for it? Why or why not?
Was any of it evidence of a crime? Are there fingerprints, DNA, blood on any of it? Whose? What else is buried beneath that fireplace, beneath the house?
Go on, finish that question in the comments. Let's see what you got….