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Byron Kendall: Part 2 by Johayan
We were camped on the edge of a small river and had been enjoying fresh lake trout for dinner. Several of adults, including dad, were sitting around camp having a few beers and bullshitting. Me, my older cousin Jerry, and a bunch of the younger cousins decided we were going to go swimming and exploring til evening. We hiked up the river a mile or two and decided we’d hang out there. We had a helluva time swimming, which beats being in camp sweating yer balls off, but it was getting dark enough that we decided we should head back to camp.
The softness underneath my body, the smooth fabric against my face, the scent permeating the air… it was too much and yet not enough. I took small, quick breaths and gripped the edge of the pillow. It smelled like him, like Captain. Not even the pain of touching these things could take away the wonder of them.
“What is he wearing?”
I peeked out of the corner of my eye, not wanting to face them head on.
“Not sure,” Captain said. “I didn’t feel any seams.”
“Certainly fits tight enough. I won’t have to do much of an exam to
The Sheriff #35 (9.4) by Julie Lynn Hayes
What impulse had made him say a few days? This would all be over after tomorrow night, surely. Roy waited in his truck, drumming his fingers against the steering wheel while he waited for Dustin to grab a few things. Better to be safe than sorry. Sometimes shit happened, and you had to be ready for it.
Dustin emerged from the apartment building a few minutes later, clutching a black duffel bag. He slung it behind the seat and climbed in.
“I really appreciate this, Roy,” he said. “You going to all this trouble.”
“That’s what friends are for,” Roy said.