Month: January 2007

Apartment Life Returns (Part Five)

Apartment Life Returns (Part Five)

(to return to Part Four, click here) “I’m telling you, Mom, he’s been following me,” Trena said. “Honey, we’re perfectly safe. I’ve never noticed anybody following us when you ride with me.” “Well, he’s there, almost everywhere I go.” She shoveled another bite of Cap’n Crunch into her mouth. They sat at the breakfast table, …

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Apartment Life Returns (Part Four)

Apartment Life Returns (Part Four)

(to read Part Three, click here) Susan noticed her feet again. Running around outside in the cold rain without shoes negated any healing effects of the vibrating foot bath. After Ronnie left her behind at the front door and bolted upstairs, she barely made it to the landing before she had to stop. She leaned …

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Apartment Life Returns (Part Three)

Apartment Life Returns (Part Three)

(click here to read Part Two) “You’re sure she contacted this kid, the one who had the run-in with Lead-head Larry?” David considered this carefully. When he took the job, he didn’t know it would be this serious. His computer support business was floundering, and he heard about a guy who needed to track a …

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Apartment Life Returns (Part Two)

Apartment Life Returns (Part Two)

(click here to read Part One) Billy sat, legs inside his sleeping bag, working to shove his lighter back into his front jeans pocket. He was smoking a cigarette. “Put that out, idiot!” Matt said. “Dad’ll kill me if you burn a hole in this tent.” “See, that’s your problem, Matthew. You care what your …

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Apartment Life Returns

Apartment Life Returns

Billy leaned over the gasoline can and unscrewed the lid, the scraping of metal on metal barely audible above a passing boat’s outboard motor. A few strands of his dirty blond hair dipped into the can. He put his mouth over the opening and sucked in the fumes. He jerked upright. “Whooo! Yes!” “Okay, man, …

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