After the emotional departure from her home, the realtor’s office was Autumn’s first destination. It was a quick stop to drop off her key, and to sign the last of an exasperating stack of necessary paperwork. A short chubby balding man took the pages from her fingertips. He played the busy role of a secretary for an entire office of realtors. There were seven total. Autumn had only sat down with her own agent a hand full of times. It was usually this same jolly man she had grown accustomed to dealing with. She didn’t mind, he was always in a joyful mood, very easy to talk to.
“And that’s it, my dear.” He hummed with a grin. “So what is your next big adventure, now that your beauty of a condo has been sold?”
“I’m moving to Denver.” The answer all but stuck to the back of her throat.
“Wow, big change. Hope it all works out for you.” His smile was genuine.
Autumn choked back the tears. Something about overly friendly people, they have a real gift for drawing up the waterworks. Talking about her neice Maylee, and the quest to find her, wasn’t exactly a subject Autumn was prepared to discuss. Especially to some strange man at her realtors office. Despite how insane the entire reality of Maylee’s disaperance would make her seem, at the moment Autumn was mostly worried about the puffy eyes and shaky voice that would surly accompany the explanation. So, rather than elaborate details, she stuck with a short sweet farewell.
“Thank you, sir. I’m hoping to meet up with some family there, eventually. Good luck to you and your future as well. It has been a pleasure working with you.”
“The pleasure is mine, Miss Brown.”
His short chubby fingers extended toward her. She took then into hers and forced a full smile to accompany the hand shake. Then she turned abruptly on her heals and practically ran for the exit. This entire day was already proving to be every bit as hard as she anticipated it to be.
Next stop, the police station. She drove up and down the street in front of the station a couple of times trying to find somewhere to park. The maneuvering of such a giant overloaded vehicle was far from an easy task. After a few ridiculously embarrassing attempts to parallel, Autumn finally settled on leaving it at a gas station a couple blocks down. She stepped out of the U-Haul and straightened her top.
A plain old faded black tank hung casually from her shoulders, and her most relaxed pair of jeans hugged loosely to her hips. Built for comfort, it was a great travel choice outfit. Now, glancing down the street toward the station, she wondered if it had been the best decision of dress. A short tiff in her mind commenced on whether or not to rummage through the back and at least find a dressy jacket. The practical side of her won out, and she decided to just suck it up and deal with the situation at hand. Autumn had to get past this conversation with Chance, and it really didn’t make a difference on what she was wearing.
This super short story has actually been a small story within a much much bigger one!! Search for Maylee is the title, and it’s a novel that I plan to release in the spring of 2017. So, please stay tuned!! I will post a few more tiny glimpes into Autumn’s story between now and the shinning moment of release!!!
Will Autumn be able to pry Maylee’s cold kidnapping case back open? More importantly, what will Autumn uncover in the process of searching for Maylee? It’s a cold dark world we live in, and she is about to find out just how cruel it can be. Strength and determination are on Autumn’s side and she will do what ever it takes. Stay tuned!
Connect with me! Amazon Authors Page // Goodreads // Twitter // Instagram // $.99 Amazon
Also… There is one more day left on my EBOOK SALE for Aggravated Momentum!!! Get it while its hot and affordable! (not that it is expensive on a regular day) This juicy thriller will return to the original price of $3.99 after tomorrow.