Grant heard the noise on the second night in the rental house. The
first night, he’d been too exhausted from the move, from thinking about
what had once been his marriage, and from the beer Peter had declined
after helping him with the big furniture, and he’d slept like a dead
Down below we could see the city, the long red bridge, the tall grey
buildings, the sparkling blue-green water, the crescent shaped bay with
silver ships pulling in looking for anchorage. It was very early and
very windy and we were up in the hills above the heavily populated city
looking for strange tracks, fresh spore, or recent tailings ...
Langley, they say, is missing and presumed dead, the victim of foul play. I have
no compelling reason to dispute that; the facts appear to speak for themselves.
The trashing of his apartment living room, the vandalistic destruction, the
bloody smears on the wrecked sofa and similar splashes on the walls and floor,
seem to tell the tale ...
Jerusha set aside her sewing for the moment. Another quilt, perhaps destined for the gift shops of Cedar Key, and eventually the home of a passing tourist or the beach house of a wealthy Yankee. She glanced at the interplay of blues and greens and grays, the careful stitching and the intricate border pattern called “Storm at Sea,” the one she favored for her quilts ...
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