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Bourbon On The Rocks #252

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Daylight was increasing as I stood there next to Milton. The birth of a new day is always a new beginning.

The Pacific Ocean looked so beautiful in the early morning, crashing against the rocks with such a fierce determination.

I sat down on the rocks beside Milton’s body. I unscrewed the flask and took a few drinks, toasting Milton. Then I poured the rest of the bourbon onto the rocks next to his body.

Despite my heartache, I couldn’t help but smile. I’d finally had my bourbon neat, and Milton finally had his bourbon on the rocks.

THE END

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    Christopher almost 3 years ago

    Well, that's it, everyone. Hope you all enjoyed it. And don't worry, Jake Randolph will return...

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    Christopher almost 3 years ago

    Oh, and I hope I managed to change people's minds about Milton. I certainly have a different opinion about him now that it's done. His character morphed seriously from how I first envisioned him. He originally wasn't even supposed to be Jake's old friend.

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    Neville Hunt almost 3 years ago

    Thank you very much Christopher, oh, and you too Jake(y)! Another great yarn, brilliantly paced and told. You kept up the momentum so well and with it my attention and enjoyment. My breakfast ain’t gonna be so enyoyable until Jake’s back on the Drablr scene again. I’m waiting....😛
    On a personal note Christopher, I am so glad you decided to return to Drablr. We would be significantly poorer without you!

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    Neville Hunt almost 3 years ago

    PS love the last sentence. Neat sign-out 😀

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    Drew Martyn almost 3 years ago

    Tbh I found the end very moving, and topped with the very cleverly constructed last sentence, an excellent drabble.
    It's been a superb series, Christopher, well-paced, exciting amd emotional, a proper edge-of-the-seat ride. Nice one! No pressure, mate, but I can't wait for the next Jake adventure!

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    Christopher almost 3 years ago

    Thanks so much, guys. I really enjoy writing these. As far as the last line goes, it was supposed to be a running thing in this story, the fact that Jake drinks bourbon on the rocks and Milton drank it neat, but there wound up only being one time where that difference was referenced, which was when they were drinking in Jake's apartment. I just hoped everyone remembered that.

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    Neville Hunt almost 3 years ago

    It didn’t matter if people did remember Christopher, which I did btw, you made the point well without need for recollection.

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    Christopher almost 3 years ago

    Thanks, Neville.

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    Peter Henderson almost 3 years ago

    Enjoyed the way you help the reader build a picture in his mind, loved the last sentence

    Many thanks

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    Christopher almost 3 years ago

    Thanks, Peter.

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    Christopher over 2 years ago

    Wow, thank you, Andre. Neville has been encouraging me to look into self-publication for the Jake Randolph series, but my job, coupled with some recent health issues, have prevented me from investigating it further at the moment.

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