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By D. Nathan Hilliard
Welcome to the Textro Truck Stop...where they've got sizzling foodstuff, scorching espresso, or even warmer waitresses.It's a sluggish Friday evening on the Textro, and company isn't anticipated to select up until eventually the soccer online game we could out in close by Masonfield. Deke, sponsored up by way of his buddy Harley, is the following on a project of romance. Rachel Sutherland has come to unwind from a nasty day on the hospital. Thomas "Grandpa Tom" Burns and "Leaping" Larry Brown are only losing in for a few diesel and occasional, whereas around the diner Holly simply desires to get her socially disastrous boyfriend, Gerald, domestic. Waitresses Stacey and Marisa are taking it effortless, serving the few buyers whereas looking ahead to the sport crowd to reach. yet issues are approximately to get busy in an unforeseen and intensely lethal way.There is a hurricane coming in and the group that arrives with it isn't from Masonfield...at least, now not anymore. those unforeseen site visitors are from the close by Mazon County Cemetery, and so they have their very own suggestion of what may be at the menu. Now a dwindling number of locals, waitresses, truckers, out-of-towners, and one astonished veterinarian locate themselves in a determined struggle for survival opposed to a foe they proposal merely existed within the video clips. and because the evening wears on, they notice that they simply have until eventually sunrise to flee with any desire to outlive.
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St. ” With a twist of her wrist, Scout turned the knob and pushed open her bedroom door. “My God,” I said, staring into the space. “There’s so much . . ” Every inch of space in Scout’s tiny room, but for the rectangle of bed, was filled with shelves. And those shelves were filled to overflowing. They were double-stacked with books and knickknacks, all organized into tidy collections. There was a shelf of owls—some ceramic, some wood, some made of bits of sticks and twigs. A group of sculpted apples—the same mix of materials.
First off, on behalf of the denizens of Chicago”—she put a hand against her heart—“welcome to the Windy City. ” She frowned. ” “Close enough,” I said. ” She nodded, then swept a hand through the air. ” She walked to the bed and, like a hostess on The Price Is Right, caressed the iron frame. ” “Of course,” I solemnly said. Scout turned on her heel, the skirt swinging at her knees, and pointed at the simple wooden bureau. ” Then she swept to the window and, with a tug of the blinds, revealed the view.
There it was. I didn’t need to know what the “Sneak” was to figure out her game—stealing a boy from under Scout’s nose. If I’d had any interest in Michael, it would have been hard for me to avoid clawing that superior look right off Veronica’s face. But Scout did good—she played the bigger girl, crossing her arms over her chest, her expression bored. “That’s great, Veronica. If you think Michael’s interested in you, you should go for it. ” Her enthusiasm put a frown on Veronica’s face. Veronica was pretty—but the frown was not flattering.
Dead Stop by D. Nathan Hilliard