By J. Dane Tyler
A suicide foiled on a depressing bridge over a raging river. A boy's web plagiarism has dire effects. a tender woman's try to open a bakery is ruined via the invention of an unknown stairwell. a holiday gained through phoning right into a radio station offers greater than the winner bargained for. these types of and extra lie alongside the wandering course winding previous an exceptional solid of Characters.
Sample a menagerie of individuals, issues, occasions and locations either darkish and lightweight. Wander in hidden recesses of mind's eye and commute with a superb forged of Characters, a brief tale assortment via writer J. Dane Tyler.
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Ah, damn. Broke a nail rowing. ” She clucked her tongue and smiled at Kelly again. ” Kelly nodded. ” “I’m probably gonna need a shoulder to lean on, too, and—” “Ladies? ” Flanagan stood between Edward and the rope ladder to ensure there was no breach of protocol this time. “I’ll go first so you don’t have to deal with Stinky Willy and his wandering eyes up there,” Sam said, and patted Kelly on the knee as she rose. “I’m up first,” she said, and Flanagan nodded. “Careful on the ladder, Ms. Whitaker.
Harmon shook his head. “Not one. No flotsam and jetsam, either. No debris of any kind. Divers say the hull doesn’t have a scratch on it. There’s a little nick above the water at the bow, on the port side, like maybe they bumped a dock pulling in, but other than that, she’s ship-shape and sea-worthy. ” Keegan shook his head. “This is damn peculiar. ” “Pirates? Terrorists? ” “Six people on a day charter? What would anyone get from them? Few hundred bucks? Why hit a small boat like this? She’s 42 feet.
But the music surrounded them. They stared at each other. “It’s behind this … no, this door,” Sam put her palm on a door behind her. Kelly looked at the door across the hall. ” Sam kept her palm on the dark wood. ” Kelly touched the door in front of her as if petting a scorpion. “I … I can too. It’s … all right, what do we do? ” Sam shrugged. “We’ll open the doors at the same time. We’ll watch each other. I’ll go in my room first, then you go in yours. You watch me, I’ll watch you. ” Kelly shrugged.
A Fine Cast of Characters by J. Dane Tyler