By Kelvin Bueckert
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Old bones ain’t what they was once, but a body learns to adjust when you’re my age. ” Jason observed philosophically. ” Morella coughed into her hand. ” “Yes indeed. A miserable thing it is. ” Jason prompted, eager to get on with the search for Candace. Mabel had exactly two minutes to prove herself. After that, she was on her own. On a whim, Jason peered into his coffee cup. Yes there were a few precious drops to be salvaged. He raised the cup to his lips. ” She mumbled to herself, tapping her fingers on the table.
I’m serious! The truth is simple. I get along with Charles quite well! That is why I asked him for help. Not that I’d admit it to Francis, but Charles is an excellent young pharmacist. Like I said to Francis, he just needs to stay away from James and Rebecca and things will be fine. ” Jason muttered under his breath. The morning had been far too long; he didn’t need yet another longwinded story about nothing. He just wanted to fulfill his promise and leave. ” “Oh nothing. ” Jason gestured toward the empty wooden chair across from him.
I used my neighbor’s name to disguise myself. Clever of me isn’t it. ” There was an awkward pause as Jason struggled to find a sensible reply. He was on the brink of a verbal deluge. He didn’t want to encourage it. Mabel’s slender fingers began to adjust the blue bow pinned into the silver bun on the back of her head. “I hope you aren’t too busy to listen to an old woman’s troubles. I was so thankful when Charles said that you had agreed to meet me. What was it you wanted to talk to me about? Oh and just so you know, I won‘t help you with Charles and James.
A Summer of Secrets by Kelvin Bueckert