The story so far:
The light was the flashlight of a police officer. " What are you doing here, young lady?' the officer replied.
" I don't know."
" well, this is not a safe place to be. there has been a serial killer loose in these parts, and several of his bodies have turned up in this abandoned building. This is no place for a yong lady like you to be. Could i offer you a ride home?'
" I think I can walk."
" I wouldn't advise it. This serial killer we are talking about is very elusive. He is a sneaky killer, and he has us all fooled. so far, twenty people in this town have been killed. I don't know if you've been paying attention to the news, or anything."
" no, i have not heard about it."
" Please allow me to take you home."
The police officer dropped me off in front of my house. My mother was up waiting on the porch, with bags under her eyes, chain-smoking Carlton Slims.
" And where the hell have you been, young lady? And why is a cop dropping you off?'
I began to cry. " I was just at a party. i wasn't doing anything wrong!"
"Well, your father is going to be pretty angry!"
" Please don't tell him!"
My father walked out. " I heard that!" he slapped me. " You've been drinking!"
" Just like you, dad!"
" Don't you talk back to me, young lady!There's some nut loose on the street, killing people, and you are going to parties? you are grounded!"
" You're the nut, dad!"
He slapped me again. " Just like your mother, you are! Now get in here!"
I went to my room and cried. the leg still hurt.