XIII. More January
Ant smiled and held out his hands slowly to show he meant no harm. “That’s impressive,” he conceded. “I did not expect to have this conversation until much later. No, I did not kill your mom that night.”
“But you were there,” Cooper said slowly. “That was you I saw running up the stairs.”
“Yes, that was me. I was there. But I was trying to save her, save you both,” Ant said slowly. “But regrettably I arrived too late.”
XII. Still January
Cooper squinted as a barrel-chested man with slicked back dark hair entered the room.
Ant Luck nodded his greeting without any expression.
Cooper closed one eye and then the other. “I never forget a face. Have we met before?”
IV. One last look at 25 years ago…
Tony Layton was not a patient man. He had served two tours of duty and now worked as a member of the LAPD Swat Team. Despite many tedious and dangerous missions that required him to sit tight he still fidgeted when things seemed to slow down too much on a job. He never could learn to trust the quiet when experience taught him things were about to get noisy.
His team had been called in to save a well-known party girl who had made the fatal mistake of partying with the wrong crowd. The silly woman had chosen terrorists to mingle with and now they were holding her hostage in her hotel’s penthouse. His team was in position waiting to storm inside all they needed was the go order. But it was slow in coming. That made Tony nervous.
“If you offer the best part of yourself even when you don’t have anything else” (The Secret of Giving, Bowles, Russ) so sings Reba.
I feel as if I am written out. Perhaps I have nothing left to say. But I keep trying. Continue reading
“Does that startle you?” he asked with a smirk on his tiny lips. Continue reading
Ethel sipped her coffee. She was amazed how much of a difference a spoonful of sugar made. Up until three months ago, she had always taken her coffee black – no sugar. It was just how she had learned to drink coffee. Her coffee drinking habits weren’t the only thing that had changed. It all started when Edward came into her life.