We go for a walk across the fields: Lily, the pooch, Lily’s husband and toddler and me. It’s hot and there are planes flying in to land at the aerodrome. The wheat that we’re walking through is chest-high and the sun beats down. We could be in a film: where one of the planes swoops down to spray us with something deadly. Or maybe there’s a murderer hiding in the wheat.
“I ran through here this morning,” Lily says. “On my own.”
“That must’ve been a bit disconcerting,” I say. “Because you can’t see if there’s anyone hiding in the wheat and…”
“Yeah, it was weird,” she says.
“Maybe we’re all going to get murdered,” Lily’s husband says.
“We mustn’t,” I say. “It will be traumatic for the pooch. He’ll never get over it.”
We pass a bonfire.
“That’s where he burns the bodies,” Lily’s husband says.
Somehow we make it back without getting murdered. It’s still hot and sunny. Am writing this from a sun lounger outside. The panther is gazing into the pond, looking for fish. It’s good to be spending a bit of time with my friends.
Attached photo is today’s Spin outfit.
Happy Saturday everyone!
*2015. By Kathryn Casey. True crime book about the infamous Texas killing fields.