By Richard Laymon
The grocery store would not have been close. It wasn't basic for Elsie to hand over early, or for the protect puppy to finish up like hamburger meat, or for Elsie herself to add at the butcher's slab, well wrapped and jointed. citizens of Oasis, like hotshot reporter Lacey Allen had higher watch out!
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She took a deep breath. Leaning forward, she turned off the faucet. The house was silent except for the slow plop of water drops near her feet. Bracing herself against the shock, she splashed water onto her scratches. At first, it felt like lava running down her open flesh. Then it wasn’t so bad. After a sip of wine, she lathered herself with soap and rinsed. She picked up her wineglass again, and lay back. Head propped against the rear of the tub, she sipped the wine. It felt warm and good going down.
You’re sharp as a tack, Elsie. ” “Now, I went through pure hell when Herb passed on. Miserable old skinflint that he was, I did love the man. But that was three years ago, come October. I’ve perked up pretty well, since then. ” He glanced down the bar. “Right back,” he said, and went away to serve a new customer. Elsie sipped her drink. She looked both ways. To her left was Beck Ramsey, his arm around the Walters girl. A pity on her, Elsie thought. Beck would bring her nothing but trouble. To her right, separated from Elsie by an empty stool, sat the newspaper gal, Lacey Allen.
The other woman scurried to join in. She pried apart their legs and knelt between them, her mouth going to the girl, her hand groping Dukane. It squeezed him, massaged him, stroked him. He grew hard, his erection rising and pressing against the groin of the girl on top of him. He felt a tongue. Then the woman tumbled away, sprawling as a burly black man fell upon her and rammed in. Dukane threw himself over, rolling onto the girl who’d been on top of him. She clawed at the grass as he wedged her legs apart.