Bedtime Story: Silver and Scotch – Night 2

Silver and Scotch, Downton Abbey

Silver and Scotch
Copyright 2015 by Barbara Hinske

Night 2


Jeffrey Blake rolled up the sleeves of the standard issue jacket that the prison guard handed him. Short and slight, with a gymnast’s build, he’d used his time in prison to maintain his strength and flexibility. Both had been crucial to his success.

The prison guard handed him an envelope of cash. “You’ve got bus fare to Nebraska, plus enough for food along the way.”

Blake nodded.

“What do you plan to do out there?” the guard asked, nodding to the world outside the door.

Blake shrugged.

“With what you know, you could make a bundle working for an insurance company. Helping them avoid theft losses. You could be sitting pretty, not worrying about coming back here.”

A smile touched Blake’s lips. “That’s what Harrison told me.”


Blake turned and pushed through the door into the biting cold of the February morning.

Bedtime Stories: Silver and Scotch–Night 3


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