There's Been a Delay (Part 5)

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Mystery and Crime  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: February 20, 2016

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Part V

Three guys, best of friends, from college to present, played football on athletic scholarships at Boston College.  Big Johnny Grayson left guard, Gus Dietrich field goal kicker and punter, Walter Willoughby quarterback, now years later, scrambling like no eggs ever seen, with the flame too high it’s gonna burn buddy; I’m telling you.

Dietrich back in Cedarhurst parking at the Long Island Railroad station speaking to Willoughby, “Look I said, I had to hold my head, talking to the living dead, way back, correct thoughts erect.  Dude’s not dead.  Clearly seen, not imagined in a dream, chemical or clean.”

“That’s a stupid lie, fella, kill that noise.” Willoughby.

“Look he was no blur.  Get your money back, ripped you were.” Dietrich.

“A size large, of red pajamas, on a plush red carpet is the color coordination he was last seen in.  Laid out flat like at the beach, the sand imported, you know the color.” Willoughby.

“Who saw this detailed vision, beside the so called killer, anyone with credibility?” Dietrich.

“Of note, Boy Blue the police crew for Connecticut, will that do?” Willoughby.

“What of Big Johnny?” Dietrich.

“No word, not a sound.  Called him, called him, time after time.” Willoughby.

 

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Several days earlier in Toronto, late night, a crowd exiting a sports arena, after a Raptors game, into the parking lot Big Johnny Grayson among the fans entering their cars and heading home.  Big Johnny is driving a late model, green SUV on a roadway with trees, quiet, and dark all around them.

“Good game.  They’re a good team,” Colin, from the backseat, states.

 

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To be continued. . .


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