By Michael Laimo
Frank Ballaro, police detective, is retiring presently. Or is he? A path of blood at the cut back open air his residence results in an alley the place younger males were significantly mutilated. yet they're now not useless. whatever retains them alive. within the fingers of 1 is an odd item, anything he holds onto for expensive existence. anything he calls...atmosphere.
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The drug for pain is on the table. " The door shut behind them, and Megan got up and went to see her papa. It was very hot and still in the back room, and he lay on his back, sweat shining on his skin in the candlelight. Megan's shadow flickered across her father, making it hard to see, and the edge of the wallbed made a dark shadow across his burned arm. She felt better because she could see his chest rising and falling. He's alive. He looks better. He looks like he'll wake up and be fine. His left hand lay across his chest.
I'm a big girl with a nice mama and papa and I don't need bears with teeth. Rilla had cried a long time a couple of days ago, because Aunt Marte hit her again and yelled at her while Ness was at the market. Brunsc would help. Yim, the Koa Alley baker's boy, had his stand open to sell breakfast; stacks of sticky buns with honey running down them, and loaves steaming in the cool morning. The market-drovers who came in every morning by dark stood between the baker's and the kahfe stall where there was a street lamp still lit—unless the weather was bad, when they stood under the counting-house overhang.
You've been a good, brave girl and I'm proud of you. " Papa was asleep and everything would be all right again. In the front room, from the wallbed, Megan could hear the rumble of Varik's voice and Aunt Marte's higher one. She sounded nicer when he talked to her, Megan thought, falling asleep on her mama's lap. Megan didn't go to school next day. They slept late and Ness slept all night in the chair, tending Lixand. He was fevered and his arm puffed up, burned patches peeling off with the bandages when Ness changed them.
Atmosphere by Michael Laimo