Vernon - A Novella

 

Bill Killey looked at his watch and grimaced. He stood on the front porch as the early morning light was overtaking yesterday and listened to the songbirds welcome the California sunrise with their cheerful music. He pounded hard, but regretfully on the door in front of him.

He heard a mysterious squeak and turned to see a teenage boy riding furiously down the sidewalk on his mountain bike. He also witnessed the rolled up newspaper as it left the boys hand at incredible speed and was alarmed at how quickly it flew toward him. Too late to duck, the paper smacked him in the forehead. Thump!