Mytwosentences 158 (The Preston Tapley Chronicles)

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Preston was about to slide the not so shiny brass key back into his sweaty pocket when his diminished periphery caught sight of someone.

That second sound, the one that gave him a spine wriggling shrill, was wearing on him as his glazed attention finally began to focus on Mick and his unbrushed teeth getting closer.

(Continued from Mytwosentences 157)

(Photo: Edward Roads)

Written by Edward Roads

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Mytwosentences 157 (The Preston Tapley Chronicles)

Mr. Mahoney, Mick, to the nine pudgy ladies at the sallow St.Wiseman recreation center two streets over, gave a quick wave to a discombobulated Mr. Tapley who kind of noticed him, but not really.

Mick, who sees all, at least in this neighborhood, placed the warm and oft empty Coors Light can down on what nicely passed for homemade front steps, then walked across his carefully groomed lawn to initiate what would likely become an important handshake.

(Continued from Mytwosentences 156)

(Photo: Edward Roads)

Written by Edward Roads