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Ronald E. Yates is an author of award-winning historical fiction and action/adventure novels, including the popular and highly-acclaimed Finding Billy Battles trilogy.

For the next few weeks, I will be featuring the work of fellow members of the Rave Writers-International Society of Authors (RWISA). Please check back each day to see an eclectic sample of fine writing by these talented authors. Today I am pleased to present: Lynn Hobbs  and her original short story: “Not Interested .”

     LYNN HOBBS

 

Not Interested

by Lynn Hobbs

    “Cordell.”

     A booming voice called his name above the chatter of the crowded café. Cordell perched sideways on a swivel stool.

    “What’s up?” An older man approached, narrow reading glasses sliding on his nose. His bald head glistened.

    “Mr. Moore.” Cordell stood, and they slapped each other on the arm. The older man towered over Cordell’s lanky frame.

    “Look at you.” Mr. Moore stepped back, cocked his head to the side, and scanned the younger man. “What’s with the beard?”

    “It’s growing.” Cordell gave a half- smile, and motioned toward the stools.  “Lunch is on me. Glad you could make it. This hot weather isn’t healthy, is it?”

    Mr. Moore chuckled. “No, but summer heat is part of Texas.”

    Both ordered the lunch special with iced tea. He glanced at the young man.

    “Heard some talk…heard you divorced Twyla.”

    “Yes, sir.”

    “Pretentious female, and all about herself. Guess you know that now.”

    “I know it well…and I should have trusted your judgment… not my hormones.”

    “Cordell, sometimes no one can tell anyone anything. They have to experience it firsthand for themselves.”

    “Oh, it was an experience. I did everything for her.” He frowned at his older friend. “It was never enough, though.”

    Mr. Moore grimaced.

    Conversation ceased while the waitress set their food on the counter.

    “Anything else I can get you?” She yanked two straws from her pocket placing them near their iced tea