Below is a snippet of my column, Tales of Whisper Gap:
The Bomb Scare
The brown paper bag, although smudged with grime, was nothing special, except for the fact it lay along the curb with no owner in sight. No one saw who left it or knew where it came from. It rested there now, as Mildred the secretary, who was the first to notice, punched out 911 with trembling fingers scrambling across the keypad on her cell phone.
"Police? There's an abandoned package at Fourth and Main!"
Patty, the operator, transferred the call in order to stir the bomb squad into action. Next, she leaned back and let out a humongous sigh, the kind that runs out first like a gentle tributary, before next building volume to gush out like a raging flood.
"What's with you?" Dan who sat across from her removed his headset, a bemused expression taking over his face.
"It looks like we're not gonna get out of here anytime soon. That's what!"...Read more...