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Bourbon On The Rocks #6


What Milton never found out was the next day I went back to that fruit stand and paid for those oranges. The owner of the stand took the money and spat at me, telling me not to come within fifty feet of his stand ever again or he would call the cops.

It's a long stretch from stealing oranges to murdering lounge singers, but I honestly wouldn't put it past him. Milton Dunn was only interested in one person: himself. I lost touch with him in junior high school, when his family moved to Pasadena.

And then the phone rang...

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    Steve McBrevity over 6 years ago

    I’m still with you on the edge of my seat or bed actually here in the UK. Great to wake up to overnight.

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    Neville Hunt over 6 years ago

    That must have tested the direction of the moral compass, Jake, but well done....I like to think I would have done the same, but it would have pissed me off to have honesty so unpleasantly rewarded.

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    Christopher over 6 years ago

    Thanks, Steve. Glad you're enjoying it.

    Thanks, Neville and Drew. Much appreciated.

    It's funny you mention a moral compass, Neville, because that's what I was trying to do with that flashback. Establish that Jake had a moral compass even then and that Milton had put a magnet up to his moral compass.

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    Frenchie over 6 years ago

    The fruit seller is such a rat! His attitude does not encourage good deeds... hmm, waiting for more :-)

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    Christopher over 6 years ago

    Thanks, Frenchie.

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