Dying on the Edge: Sixth and Last Excerpt

 Some time in early March I will begin putting on brief excerpts from Solomon and Sheba, a tapestry of love stories, the lead one of which is based on the biblical story of the king and queen and the most intense love affair in history.  He is a white — or is he?– minister and she is blessed with a gorgeous voice and a gift for seeing the future.  This is a dramatic story of love that endures and pain that threatens to destroy.  Please watch this space.  I believe you’ll enjoy this story.

Detective Lieutenant Frank Ryman and his girl friend Jaysa have quarreled.  His cases have come apart and he is despondent.  He tells her he needs her and she says she cannot see him that night.  Anngry and surly he hangs up on her and goes home thinking that this might as well be the end for them.  He is there for her, but she surely is not there for him.  At home, he finds her there sitting in the dark.

He stood still, ambivalent.  He wanted to kiss her blind, go into her body and never come out.  And he wanted to smack her, make her pay for all the hurt she’d caused him.

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