100 Word Wednesdays – Negotiations

Another 100 word story based off an item in the police blotter of my hometown, Burlingame, CA.

By Grant Baciocco

Things were tense.  Megan stared across the table at them and they stared back.  The mediator tapped his pen on his large yellow legal pad.

Megan sighed.

One of the three sitting across from here leaned over towards the mediator and whispered in his ear.  The mediator nodded and then turned to Megan.

“They would just like the opportunity to feel as if they are part of the family, that is all they are asking for, Megan,” he said.

Megan regarded the three sets of black eyes staring back at her.  She smiled.  “Fine.  I will agree to their terms.”

1200 block of Paloma Avenue, 2:01 p.m. Friday A resident whose dogs were barking agreed to let them inside more often.

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