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Roylsden #203

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There was no mistaking Minister McGinley's anger at Sheriff Cole.
Cole nodded.
"Say it, Cole, for Christ's sake! Say it! And look me in the eye when you say it!" As the Minister spoke big flecks of spit fired from his mouth and spattered the table in front of him. McGinley seemed not to notice.
Cole spoke quietly, but didn't make eye contact.
"The evidence is there, McGinley."
"There is no bloody evidence, Cole!" he shouted, his fist hammering the table three times, one for each syllable of 'evidence.'
"He was the only person there when a girl was murdered."

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    Neville Hunt 12 months ago

    McGinley’s big flecks of spit really establish the tension and the atmosphere. Was Cole too scared to look the bully boy in the eye. Or did Cole have something to hide too? (Oh no! I hope McGinley isn’t a goody after all because I’ve enjoyed hating his guts!👹

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    Christopher 12 months ago

    I agree. Great scene.

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    Drew Martyn 12 months ago

    Thank you guys. No story is complete without a bit of gob 'n' phlegm, eh?

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    Neville Hunt 12 months ago

    Agreed. At school we called it phlob.

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