The Following Ficlet Takes Place Between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM

5:07:12 PM

Sarah is in her room channel surfing. Sports. Boring. Situational Sitcoms. Boring. News. Boring. Teletubbies. Creepy.

Wait a sec. She flipped back to the news.

She couldn’t believe her eyes! A picture of a police car wrapped around a telephone pole just blocks away. Followed by footage of Jason from a surveillance camera in McDonald’s.

The anchor woman, professional and without blemish, reported, “The daring escape happened at approximately 2:07 PM this afternoon. The suspect, a local ‘tween’ named Jason Reeves is thought to be armed and dangerous.”

Sarah picked up the phone. “Edgar this is Chloe,” she said.

“How many times do I have to tell you I’m Milo?”

“Whatever. We have a problem. Jack’s been arrested and the newscast claims he escaped, but I suspect foul play. I’m sending you a still image from the surveillance footage at McDonald’s. Figure out who Jack tackled. I think it’s the key to finding Jack. And Edgar,” she said.


“We can’t afford any mistakes.”

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