Bedtime Story: Silver and Scotch – Night 4

Silver and Scotch, Downton Abbey

Silver and Scotch
Copyright 2015 by Barbara Hinske

Night 4

Jeffrey Blake walked along the side of the road, headed to the bus station in the town. He stuck his thumb out but no one stopped for hitchhikers anymore, especially near a prison. Blake began to jog and soon found himself sweating, despite the cold.

His mind wandered as he covered the miles to town, pondering where to go when he got there. He’d spent the first year in prison plotting revenge on his junkie girlfriend who’d turned him in and testified against him in order to save her own skin. Now that he was in a position to actually find her, it didn’t seem like it was worth the effort. If she were still alive, she’d be even more messed up on drugs. Some people couldn’t change.

What about him? Could he change? Did he even want to? Would sitting in a cubicle in front of a computer screen, working for an insurance company, ever be stimulating enough for him?

Blake reached the edge of town, pulled out the directions the guard had given him, and headed toward the bus station.

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