This is a new story episode of Silas and Olive on the run in 1989 Florida for Trifecta Writing Challenge’s “craft” word prompt
Remember: Your response must be between 33 and 333 words.
Last time: http://lancemyblogcanbeatupyourblog.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/100-word-song-above-and-below/
Bart pulled his cigarette to his lips with one hand while extending his other towards the backyard.
“Silas, tell me what’s out there. It’s one word, tell me what it is.”
Still feeling the effects of rum, ecstasy, and sex with Olive, Silas struggled. He ran down possibilities in his head. Trees, swamp, south, Ft. Myers, Florida, then it hit him within seconds.
“Money. South Florida is about money. Olive says that all the time.”
Bart’s tongue darted over his cigarette. He inhaled again then pointed at Silas while he talked over smoke tendrils.
“I like you. Whatever you had to do in Georgia to get out, that means you’re resourceful. Money is all over South Florida. This house you see? I bought it with cash, one hundred and ten thousand dollars cold mother***king cash.”
He took another drag. Silas turned toward the house as Olive and Zola’s laughter bounced off the glass doors. Bart continued.
“The girls tell me you know a lot about cars, your family’s a bunch of gearheads, right?”
Silas smiled and thought about how his dad and uncles had been called that all their lives. Then he answered.
“Yeah, my dad has his own garage, well did, he works for somebody else now. One of my Uncles works in North Carolina for NASCAR.”
Bart put his long slender hands on each side of his head and smoothed back longish black hair. Then he took his cigarette from his mouth and moved toward Silas. He dropped the Camel Rare to the deck floor and grinded his loafer into it.
“Silas, a car guy is what I need. You’re new, no cop’s ever stopped you here, clean as a whistle. The Adam you and Olive tried. Whatdya think?”
There was a craft in his speech. Bart could seem like he was saying great things even when he wasn’t.
“It was great.”
“You’re going to deliver a lot of that and make us a lot of money.”
Today’s song comes from David & David aka David Baerwald and David Ricketts from their 1986 album Welcome to the Boomtown. I wrote an article for my other website www.raisedontheradio.com about David and David’s involvement with Sheryl Crow’s Tuesday Night Music Club album in 1993. Please go check it out. It’s getting a great response. http://t.co/da59Xvla2N
Here’s Welcome to the Boomtown.
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