I know I’m posting late again. Had to drag myself to work again this morning. Whatever virus is going around, I’ve got it.
Anyway, not too many days left before Halloween. I’m wandering if I’ll have a solid end to this story by then.
Hugs and chocolate,
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THE HOUSE ON MENDOCINO STREET
Maddie forgot about the mail thief and ran up the walkway to the house. Her daughter being left alone concerned her more.
“Niki,” Maddie said, unlocking and opening up the door. Tears filled her eyes as thoughts of the mail thief doing obscene things besides stealing her mail.
Niki lifted her wide eyes. “Why are you crying?”
“Are you okay?” Maddie dropped to her knees and wrapped her arms around her daughter, squeezing her close. “Where is Mr. Bob?” She sniffled.
“He said he was going to 7-eleven for a coffee. Why are you crying, Mommy?”
Maddie pulled away from her daughter and held her by the shoulders at an arm's length. “How long has he been gone? I don't know what his problem is. She swiped at her tears. I just bought coffee.
“He told me to wait here. Ed's been watching me. It’s okay.”
“Did he touch you?” Maddie would hunt down that letter thief and kill him herself if she had to.
“He gave me a hug when he found out Mr. Bob left me alone.”
Maddie gasped, and then stood, flipping open her phone. She needed to call the police department. That pedophile would pay for touching her daughter. So would Bob for leaving her little girl to fend for herself.
“But mostly we played tea party.” Niki glanced up at her mom. “And Sylvia likes him, too.”
“Is Ed the man that was out at the mailbox?”
“No. I don’t know who that was. But he scared me.”
© Shelly Arkon 2013