Posted by: Author | October 16, 2017

Tuesday Tales- October 17, 2017- Truck

This week’s word prompt is truck.  I am back working on the story I featured a while back (that still has no title). This is a thriller and if you recall, our hero is a former cop from New York trying to find a runaway girl that’s the grandchild of a man he met on the Appalachian Trail. We pick up the story as he and his cohorts are planning a raid.

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She was right. I was being stupid. I knew the score but dammit, I was beyond frustrated at my helplessness.

Reluctantly, I nodded. “I know. Just thinking aloud.”

“Put your thinking to better use. We’ve got a closet here full of firearms. We need to check they are all in working order and cleaned.” Bennett glanced at his watch. “There’ll be a number of guys arriving soon. We’ll have several trucks—and I mean reinforced steel—trucks. Once we’ve loaded them with men and guns, we’re going to a place up near Washington Heights where there’s supposed to be an abandoned warehouse used to hide girls.”

“We’ve heard they’re mostly Russian so I’m not sure we’ll find your girl but we’ll at least save some women tonight,” Dawn said.

“Let’s get to work, then.” I followed Bennett to the closet and helped move the weapons to the table where we sat and made sure they were ready to go.

Before we finished the task, a number of men joined us. Sometimes entering alone and sometimes in groups. I was a little shocked not to see any females but then realized there was a bigger risk for them than for us guys. Sure, we could get shot but they could get captured and find themselves in the same situation as the women we planned to assist.

Looking over at Dawn, I asked, “Are you going on the mission with us or are you staying here?”

“I’m going. Why? Do you think it’s not the place for me?”

She was angry and I didn’t blame her. “I didn’t mean to offend you but take a gander around the room. You’re it in the feminine department.”

“Yeah, well, I’ve often been told I’m unique among people of my sex.” She struck a pose that was dead sexy but I pushed that to the back of my mind. No time for distractions.




  1. Nice one. Love the snarky comment she makes. Great job.

    • thanks!

  2. The intensity of the impending mission is incredible. I hope their mission goes well. And I love Dawn’s spunk!

    • hanks Tricia. I think Dawn is going to be a great character going forward.

  3. I am enthralled seeing how they go about getting ready for the mission. Hopefully Dawn will prove an interesting “distraction” for him when things settle down.

    • thanks Flossie. I’m hoping she will be, too but there sure is no way to know that yet. LOL!

  4. Great scene! I can’t wait to read more in this story.

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