Thursday, July 15, 2010

Barrel hides the body (2) short stories

Russell bankrupt the tailgate of the auto and they collection to the dock. It was a algid day, and it was raining. They transferred the butt into the aback of Russell’s 25-foot fishing boat. The baiter was alleged “Staci,” although it had aboriginal been alleged "Kathy," and again “Beverly,” afterwards Russell’s aboriginal two wives. Russell steered the baiter into the gulf. An hour later, afterwards some bottomward and grunting and lifting, they managed to dump the butt overboard. George told Russell that it had become a “three case” job. Russell chuckled and said no problem.

Russell chock-full at a bazaar on the way home, and they put three cases of algid Bud into the bed of the pickup. Russell opened a case and pulled out two cans, and they drank them on the way aback to the abode in the amore of the cab.

George alleged Staci a few canicule later, because he capital to borrow some money from her. Russell said that Staci was gone.

“What do you mean, ‘gone’”? George asked. Russell said that Staci had larboard him for addition man, and she had confused out of the city. George anticipation that was actual odd; but because Russell was a policeman, George believed him. He asked Russell if he could borrow $300 so that he could absorb the weekend in Las Vegas. Russell said no problem.

Before leaving, George alleged his mom to acquaint her about Staci. When he alternate from Vegas, George saw his sister’s face on the bounded TV news. Under her account was the chat “Missing.” The TV anchorman said that Kathy, Russell’s aboriginal wife, had been accidentally attempt to afterlife while turkey hunting with Russell six years ago. Beverly, Russell’s additional wife, had accidentally drowned in her bathtub three years ago. George, now suspicious, put bottomward his beer. He alleged the police. The administrator asked if she could put him on authority for a second. George said no problem.


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