It Ain’t So
Date: September 8, 2020
should’ve never left his house. He should’ve stayed at home. He has a
legitimate excuse—he’s running a fever and he’s fairly sure he’s developing
pneumonia. He should have called in sick…but he doesn’t.
He goes to
work, because his team is relying on him.
has to sign about eight thousand calendars—all from women who purchased said
calendars to benefit the Fallen Officer fundraiser. And when he’s done with that,
he has to endure a television interview along with the rest of the SWAT team
seeing as they made national news with their ‘Hot SWAT’ calendar that’s sold a
million copies to women all over the world.
to say, when Samuel Adams walks into the pharmacy hours later, he only has one
thing on his mind. Ibuprofen.
never gets to the Ibuprofen. Mostly because before he gets there, he finds a
junkie waving a gun around threatening to kill anybody that moves.
running a fever. That has to be the reason that the girl in the corner begins
cursing up a storm and drawing the junkie’s attention. Has to be.
stop it, stop it!
herself to take a deep breath. Tells herself that she needs to calm down. Tells
herself that if she doesn’t get her act under control, things are going to get
course, that’s when the curse words start flying.
nervous she gets, the worse her Tourette’s becomes. Which is, of course, why
she stands up and gives the man a perfect target.
that the coughing giant in the corner makes the same move and saves her life.
does she repay him? By calling him every awful word in the dictionary.
Lani Lynn Vale
Vale is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author
of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats,
a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.
not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.
married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.