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It reached in again and scraped the log but pulled back an empty paw. Whining again, it jumped on top of the log, then reached again from the new angle, this time getting another small grub.
Sheer terror had me on the defensive, and I’d only thought I was observing the beast. I kept thinking I knew what it was, but no… I was wrong. This was not the same one I’d seen earlier. It wasn’t one of the young ones either.
It was between the two sizes. Not as a big, not as dark red. The stripes were just
Super Trooper #34 (8.1) by Julie Lynn Hayes
Evan stared at his lover in disbelief. He couldn’t believe what he thought he’d heard. Surely he’d misinterpreted what Chan had said. Something about an accident. His parents… dead?
One glance at Chan’s stricken face, and Evan knew he was in a state of shock. He took a deep breath. He had to remain calm, not let his emotions get the better of him. Chan needed him now, in a way he never had before. Evan could not, would not fail him. He’d had to deliver messages such as Chan had just received during the course of his career as a state trooper, but he’d never been the recipient of such news. His heart ached for Chan.
Phases of Moon: Part 32 by J. Alan Veerkamp
From the passenger seat, Sawyer pointed where their route veered off the paved road with a casual gesture. “Take this turn and follow the road for about a mile. Take a left at the big tree.”
Jimmy spied Sawyer from the corner of his eye. “You give directions like an old country codger.”
“We could have taken my car,” Sawyer said.
Jimmy argued his truck would handle the unpaved roads to Sawyer’s mother’s house better than his efficient sedan and Sawyer had been somewhat sulking since. It came awfully close to a full pout, and Jimmy found it adorable.