Let us return today to the Random Book prompt. Go grab a book, or simply make use of Amazon's Look Inside feature, and purloin its first line to use as the opening of your writing. Then... take it from there!
Making a solo trip up to Penticton tomorrow afternoon to run some errands. It's going to feel very strange to be in the car by myself.
I think I shall take advantage of the situation and play some highly inappropriate for kids music in the car.
Edit: Sorry this is going up so late. Had internet issues last night and couldn't get back to the computer until now.
Beach Blues by Joanne DeMaio
If a little beach cottage could look forlorn, this one does. With its peeling white paint and at least five boards missing from the front porch, its a wonder that the roof is only sagging and has not yet made a break for the ocean. It's a good thing we got such a great deal on this place.
"We did get a great deal on this place," I say to Gregor. "Right?"
"Of course Chantel," he says with a dismissive laugh. "I pay cash, he ask no questions, deal of century."
I wonder how much he got taken for. I'd ask for a receipt but I know there will be no paper trail leading to this place. I can trust Gregor to do that much at least.
"How long do we have to stay in this dump?"
"Dump? You are being unkind." He gives me a stern look that I pretend to not see. "We lay low, smoke blows over, then we are free to do what we do once more. Easy as pie."
Too bad making pie is not as easy as they say it is. At least it never seems to be when Gregor and I are involved.