12/26/13 - 3:16pm
Author’s note: The following is based upon actual events, but is fiction. It first appeared in the Peninsula Clarion July 5, 2002. It has been edited for brevity.
The scene is a gas station beside Highway 195, in the rolling, golden hills south of Spokane, Washington. Wheat country.
A pickup trailering a boat turns into the station. Two men get out. One heads for the gas pumps, the other for a nearby cafe.