100 Word Wednesdays – Police Blotter Stories – Safe

Another Wednesday, another 100 word story inspired by a Police Blotter item in my hometown.

Safe
By Grant Baciocco

They had been traveling for days, unable to rest.  She’d done her very best to keep her spirits high in front of her kids, but she was nearing the very end of her rope.  A friend had told her about a vacancy in a home covered in ivy and finally at about 9:50pm at night, she and her kids had arrived.

She had done her best to keep the kids quiet, but they were excited and their cries of joy roused the dogs in the yards on either side of them.  They’d finally quieted down when the flashlights arrived.

1400 block of Bernal Avenue, 10 p.m. Tuesday Responding to a report of suspicious sounds on the side of a house, which alarmed the resident as well as dogs in the neighborhood, police located a mother raccoon and her little ones nestled in the ivy.

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