SHORTS FROM THE SHELF – “Blacke and Nu Beginnings” Part Seven
SHORTS FROM THE SHELF features short serialized fiction by author Shannon Muir, administrator of SHANNON MUIR’S THE PULP AND MYSTERY SHELF, that may be later released as part of e-book or print collections. The story line featured currently is “Blacke and Nu Beginnings,” that will appear on Saturdays and Sundays over the next several weekends, and then a special daily run from March 21st to March 27th, 2020. This is Part Seven.
“I want to find Vallie. When I decided to no longer follow the ways of my mother and the generations before her, Vallie’s been the only family I’ve really been close to. Yes, I know she’s done this before, but I worry about her. I worry about her every time.”
“Then I’ll help you,” Saundra stepped up and told Cait. “You two have been like the sisters I never had.”
Saundra’s mind then turned back to Marcel being there.
“Sorry, that must be so awkward to hear.”
“I always wished I had siblings growing up. Just the very idea that it might be true still overwhelms me.”
Marcel headed toward the door, cupcakes in hand.
“Still, I understand that right now might not be the best time to catch up. I’ll be in touch again in a couple days, see if things have calmed down.”
As Saundra watched Marcel reach for the door handle, she heard Cait’s voice cry out.
“Wait! I didn’t ask you to go. I can use all the help I can. If you really studied to be a policeman, maybe you can bring a new perspective on this. It’s just, something feels different about her being missing this time, but I can’t put my finger on it. Please, help.”
Saundra wondered what Marcel might decide.