Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Catching a Rainbow

Trifecta gave us a great prompt this week.  The word rainbow as in an illusory goal or hope.  I've been contemplating an idea for a while now, but I think I've been waiting for the right prompt to get it going.  This prompt seemed to be it.  So, any concrit is welcomed.  I did write this fairly quickly as my son decided to take an hour to go to sleep tonight, which cut into the time I had to write.


“Honey.  You have to stop chasing that rainbow.”

She turned to stare at her mother, “How the hell can you say that!  He’s your grandson!”

“I want him back as much as you do, Jen.  But it’s been two months.  You know what the police have said.”

“You’re writing him off.  He’s still alive.  I know it.”

“You’re hoping he is.  Jen, I understand.  But we need to be realistic.”

“No, Mom.  I believe in my son.  That’s not unrealistic, foolish hope or anything else.  That’s a mother loving her son.”

Jen threw down the dish rag and stormed out.  Her mother’s words made her physically ill.  In her heart, Jen knew Curran lived.  Somewhere.

Some instinct drove Jen to a rundown bar several blocks from her house.  She never drank anymore.  Not since finding out she was pregnant with Curran two years ago.  That accident probably saved her life.  Things were out of control before that.  They still were for Curran’s father.

Shaking her head to clear the memories, Jen pushed the door open.  The inside was small, but surprisingly clean.  She sat down at the end of the bar uncertain of what she was doing or looking for.

“Can I help you?”  The bar tender sauntered toward Jen while giving her a thorough once over.

“I’d like a Coke, please.”

One dark brow arched over hazel eyes.  He poured her the Coke and leaned back after collecting her money.

“What else?”-

“Nothing else, just the Coke, thanks.”

“You’re lookin’ for something.”

She blinked, “My son.  He was taken five weeks and two days ago.”

Jen wasn’t sure why she’d told him that.

“What’re you willing to do?”

“Anything.”

He slipped her a card, “Call him.”

Printed in block letters, the card read Rhys Waylon.  White Wolves.  Justice is Swift.  555-489-2012.

“Who is he?”

“He leads the White Wolves.  They’re better than the police.  But, it may cost ya, and not in money.”

She pulled out her cell phone without any hesitation.


14 comments:

  1. Neatly written story, Wisper. Love the realistic dialogue and pace of this. Very nice write! Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thanks! It was a fun prompt to respond to this week.

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  2. Sometimes you just gotta take things into your own hands.
    Like the name White Wolves.

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    1. I agree. The best way to get something done is to do it yourself! Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Thank you and thanks for stopping by.

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  4. This sounds like a great start!

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    1. I think this could be a fun one to keep messing with. Thanks!

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  5. yeah i'd be on the phone in a heartbeat too.

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    1. No kidding. Just the thought of my son being kidnapped is enough to send me off the deep end.

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  6. Very nice entry...If it were a book, I would definitely turn the page...beebeesworld

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    1. Thank you! That is high praise. I am glad you enjoyed it so much.

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  7. A mother's love-is usually the strongest.Great story here:-)

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    1. That is so true. I don't know what I'd do if something were to happen to my son. I know it would be bad, that's for sure. Thanks and thanks for stopping by!

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