Milly Got into the Police Car With The Two Toms (Serial 7)

Milly Got Into the Police Car with the Two Toms

and she didn’t know what to say so she

chain smoked asked about their families but she

was so worried about Ken she didn’t hear their

answers: various versions of fine.  Finally when they

arrived at the police station in downtown Catskill maybe

fifteen minutes that seemed forever she got out of the car

forgetting about her bad knee entirely she just got right out of the car

bounded actually  ran into the station and there, right there

sitting in a room with buzzing fluorescent lights,  an innocuous

chair, that color of green, there right there smoking a Pall Mall

as innocent as can be, there was Ken.  Milly walked over.  Ken

did not stand up.  What did you do?  she shouted.  Nothing he said.

Absolutely nothing.   She did not believe him.

 

Esther Cohen
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