Last time with “Light Of Day”, a story about two young lovers on the run in 1989. -
Olive stepped in front of Silas, pulled a brown scrunchie, from the back of her head, and long brown hair fell about her shoulders. With the policeman a few feet away, she turned her back to him, leaned into Silas and kissed him with passion. The flashlight glare made them both wince. She stopped the make out session and addressed the officer through a squint.
“Hey, sir. I’m so sorry, we’re getting married this weekend. I guess we’re a little anxious.”
The officer looked down his beam with a deadpan expression.
“Either of y’all got ID and registration for this vehicle?”
He walked to the rear of the car.
“Y’all from Georgia, huh? Garrison County? You’re a little young to be getting married. Ft. Myers is unusual place to do it?”
Silas tried to speak, but she stopped him with a hand on his chest that drifted down to his waist. Her fingers grazed his crotch. With an aggressive and sensual grace, Olive took over.
“Silas, honey, you get what he needs from the glove compartment.”
He leaned through the driver’s side open window, retrieved his driver’s license and the car title his cousin gave him for the Cutlass. Olive chatted up the lawman.
“Yes, sir. We’re from Garrison, a little town called Peach Grove. My best friend in the whole wide world lives in Ft. Myers. They have a place for us to stay and jobs. We thought it would be the best way for us to get started. Unfortunately, we’re so excited, we got down here two hours earlier than expected and I made my boyfriend pull over. It’s all my fault.”
Silas almost laughed. The terror rolling through him prevented it. The officer shined the flashlight on both of them, again. Silas handed him his license and registration. The officer responded.
“Y’all seem like a sweet couple but it’s five in the morning. I’m going to run your information then point you to a 24 hour diner. Stay where you are.”
I’m back in the Trifecta weekly challenge game with my short story, Light of Day, about two 19-year-olds on the run from something horrible. The word this week is “Grace”:
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