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in the dark
By Steve Patterson
Thursday, August 04, 2005

Rated "PG" by the Author.

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damn,
it was dark
and cold

i sat there. i could see the light. this time of night all there was to see was dark. but i knew he was there.

i'd got the oung lady from the real estate agency, now that i th9ink about it have not one clue what her name was, hoped she didn't remember me.

we'd driven around the lake. she said...
not much proerty here for sale
oh well
nice lake

i didn't want to buy
i was just passing by
he was in there
with her

i's traced Him
thru 13 states
He'd killed, raped & gutted my daughter
found You you son of a bitch!

she said
there is a little space across the lake
ok
seen what i need to see
see any thing you like?
yup!

if you make an offer...?
call yo8u in a day or 2.

she asked
where you from
TEXAS
got tired a' the heat

where you staying
here & there

well...
it trailed off there
i ....heres my home #
call me later if i can show you around
i gave her my best TEXAS grin

damn it's cold
and dark

but i could see Hislight
without moonlight

He had her in there
i knew it

her dad had pleaded with me... bring her home
may i go with you
no!

he loved his daughter
but he couldn't do
what i had to do

GOD
it was dark
and cold

i got out of my car a quarter mile away. he would see me if there was a car light this time of night. so i walked.

it was dark and cold.

i had chased this man thru 13 states.

he killed all the way.

young girls. he'd seduce. then rape them and gut them with a knike.

got you you ....
what do you call one like you

i locked & loaded...
first the big gun
a sawed of shot gun with 6 rounds
then the 357 with all chambers full
then the deranger
2 shots up close hollow points
then my little & big knife
then my flash light

then what i do
'tween me aand you
the sleeper
the street sweeper

hell of a load
to carry
had to stop & think

forgot the dogs
got it
meet
the meat
have a treat
bye

the light is on
foloow the track
hey dog
eat

i knew it
He heard the dogs bark
now they be quiet

i hit the door

bound in all her inocence

how did you find me

i heard his voice

shot gun
shot guns
shoot

got him
He got me

stummbled forwrd

down on my knees

who are you
he ask

took the deranger
said
her dad
then with the 357

shot him agin
and agin

she asked me
who are you

as i was bleedin
i say
your guardin angel
anyway

call for help
he done shot me

woke up 3 days later
they say
we can't see

in the dark

who was that
where do he be

that's judges son

he just disappeared

now sir
can you explin to me
about those guns?

what about her?

daddy came and got her.

now about those guns.

i closed my eyes
went
into the dark


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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/16/2005
This is such a haunting read...Oh Boy...hope this is fiction!!

Love Tinka




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