Mysterious Crys Part 1

Mysterious Cries


by Luke Robert Armstrong



A steady rain had fallen all night, turning the field into a flooded mess. It was impossible to park on the shoulder of the road because of the mud. Traffic this early in the morning wouldn't be a problem, most of the commuters were still asleep.

Parked and taking up an entire lane of the roadway was some kind of truck. A farmer checking his fields? Somebody who broke down and left for help? I switched on my patrol car's spotlights and quickly lit up the road in the early morning light of dawn.

I couldn't see anyone in the truck from behind. With caution, I called it in and then proceeded to exit my car flashlight in hand. As I walked slowly and methodically on the slick roadway, my right hand instinctively unsnapped my service revolvers holster.

When I reached the back of the truck, I checked the license plate. I took my hand off the holster long enough to squeeze the microphone clipped on my shoulder. Calling in the plate number while I kept my flashlight trained on the truck's cab. No useful information came back from dispatch. As the radio static died, I heard it.

At first I thought it was just in my mind. Then again came the distinct sound of distress. Quickly and without hesitation I moved along the roadway and drew my pistol aiming at the passenger side window. To the shock of my eyes, on the worn bench seat was a young child.

We both shocked each other into silence. Dark eyes turned red with tears stared at my pistol. After the initial few moments passed, I pulled the gun down and put it back in my holster. I radioed into headquarters, twice because dispatch was also shocked. I tried to comfort the child while keeping an eye on the road.


Comments:
 
kt6550   kt6550 wrote
on 3/8/2009 10:52:21 PM
A good start. Now build on it.

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