Silas wanted to punch him in the face. He eyed the bridge of Bart’s long, thin nose and curled his fingers into a tight fist. Bart leaned into him to examine the rose-colored bruise under his eye.
“That doesn’t look good. I should’ve warned you about the Finns. They’re old school.”
Silas released his vise grip and changed the subject.
“Can I have a smoke?”
Bart’s thin-lipped grin showed mischief.
“You deserve something extra.”
He produced a marijuana joint and lighter from his shirt pocket. Silas lit it and took the first puff. Bart said.
“Let’s talk about tomorrow’s deliveries.”
This is a new 100 word story episode linked to www.velvetverbosity.com ‘s 100 word prompt – “rose”.
Today’s song comes from the time frame of the story, 1989, and Dramarama’s Last Cigarette.
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