“R” Evil Rides by Leslie Moon

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Today is the “R” for A to Z challenge. This week I am stepping into the writer’s circle and writing a week- long serial set in the metropolis of NewCago. It’s a bit noir, crime and even some fiction. Though this is a serial, I do understand some of you will be dropping by via A to Z so you can read each day as stand alone microfiction.

The NewCago series – Missed , Never, Oldest Trick, Poison, Quill

 

” Mrs. Rhanovic…” I screamed as I ran to pick up a fuzzy slipper in the middle of the street.

Every morning, I see this dear old lady getting her New Cago Daily. Sometimes the delivery guy is mean and throws it on the curb.

But why is her slipper in the  middle of the road? I retrieve the slipper and feel a gust of wind blow open my coat.

“Too late, Sammy, she bit the dust this morning. No bright-eyed detective to protect this fair citizen of New Cago. Seems you always fail those closest.”

Recently, I had a premonition of doom. A motorcycle with red flames lurked in the corners. I could never see the face of the rider.

“Yeah, I can’t die either. Seems like I’m the Yin of your Yang.” His evil chuckle struck my gut.

My mind tried to wrap around the idea of evil that could not die.

“You demon.” I shook the slipper as he drove off.

I tried hard not to imagine what cruelty was being inflicted by this piece of road slime.

‘I’ll find something to curb your malice…’ I thumbed through Luz’s books of cures for evil.

 

And today are some great bloggers to meet :

50 (give or take) Ways to Leave … #flashfiction

 

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Dark and stormy were her eyes as she got  took off on his Harley.

Her long blonde hair, caught by the breeze, waved a teasing “goodbye.”

He knew her red lips were pursed into resolve. 

The knife aimed at her heart just missed.

A pertinent song played as the bartender poured a tall one.

He raised his glass looking down the dark road.

 

 

“Hit the cancel key, Lee

and get yourself F-R-E-E”

Galen, There’s always another bend in the road of life (music perhaps)

wishing you the best

enjoy the next phase of life…

 

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The photograph is one taken by my talented friend Terrence Jones.