Only Regrets -“Can We Talk?”

Ella and her neighbor Dave shadow their apartment building handyman Joe to Pine Glen Street, site of the trash-burner murder Ella discovered accidentally. Now, another mutilated body is lying inside it. As blaring police sirens approach the site, Ella needs a hiding place. Joe appears at the door of a nearby frame cottage and invites her in. “He’s gone, Dave. Dead. What are you doing?” An approaching police car siren silenced us. Dave stowed his phone in a hip pocket and whispered, “Outside, Ella. Hurry.” We brushed debris from our clothes and hid behind the trash burner. “The siren. I … Continue reading Only Regrets -“Can We Talk?”