Two Before Me – Flight of the Heart - Harold stood on the asphalt ramp next to his Cessna 150 and watched the gate, then looked down the road beyond that led away from the airport. The road was empty. She wasn’t coming. He was sure of it. She said she loved flying, but it took a real love of flying to strap on … Continue reading Two Before Me – Flight of the Heart
Two Before Me – Encounter - He had guessed. From the intuitive calculus borne of craving, his mind had concluded that she would probably stop somewhere for a drink. She wasn’t an overly social creature, but she was a lively one and he knew the manic gyrations of her mind couldn’t just stop at the end of her shift. Those eyes … Continue reading Two Before Me – Encounter
Two Before Me – Midnight Crossing - Later that night, Harold lay in bed, awake in that state of mind that is inspired by the tendrils of fear that emerge from the unfamiliar. Margaret slept on the other side of a demilitarized zone consuming a full three-foot swath down the center of the bed. The night hummed with the sizzle of stray … Continue reading Two Before Me – Midnight Crossing
Two Before Me – No Escape - Harold stood nervously on his own porch, as if he were visiting a girl in high school for a first date. He looked at the flowers in his hand and wondered if she would like them. A mix of carnations and daisies, they weren’t particularly elegant or romantic. He wondered if she would comment on … Continue reading Two Before Me – No Escape
Two Before Me – Girl Crazy - For the next several days, Harold left early for work so he could leave an hour early at the end of the day. As an added measure of caution, he took the south elevator so he wouldn’t pass the cubicles and risk seeing Maia if she came in early for the night shift. By the … Continue reading Two Before Me – Girl Crazy