El Gringo pt. 6

16 May

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Part Three  Part Four

Part Five

Dirt road


Gary asked for an officer who speaks English, which wasn´t all that uncommon to have. The receptionist called for Officer Medina.

Officer Medina came up to the front, greeted Gary warmly and asked him to follow him to his office. After leading him there, he sat him down and offered coffee which Gary was more than eager to except.

After throwing back the bitter black liquid and feeling a slight buzz of energy, Gary told his story, again, what he remembered. Officer Medina just shook his head in a show of disappointment. Then, his eyes opened wide expressing surprise. He threw his finger in the air in a Eureka like moment.

“Oh, Gary. I think I know why you are alive today. Let me make a call” Officer Medina furiously dialed a number on his touch tone phone. He was wildly gesticulating and speaking Spanish at 100 miles per hour.

He hung up the phone. “I was right! I know why you are alive today. The jungle saved you my friend”

“How so?” Gary asked.

“I just confirmed that two people were found torn to shreds, probably by a jaguar and it is around where you say this happened. I will send a crew to check it out. Wanna ride along?”

Gary felt uneasy but he thought, with all the help he had received, maybe this would help with the investigation. “Uh, ok” he obliged.

Gary got into a World War II era jeep and was off with Officer Medina and his crew. Gary could not have known this as his memory was so spotty, but they were on the same road that lead him to his captivity and ultimate escape. They started down a jungle road and came to an abandoned car.

“That´s it! That´s the car! I am sure of it” Gary screamed.

“I´ll be damned” remarked Officer Medina. “Let´s take a look around” They all jumped out of the jeep and walked towards the car.

“Take a look in the back seat Gary. Make sure you didn´t drop anything there” Officer Medina said.

Gary was sure he had left nothing but he knew the officer was being nice so he obliged. As he bent forward he felt a prick in his buttocks. Then he felt pressure that smushed him to the bench seat not letting him get up. The crew was speaking in Spanish and the more he tried to understand, the more he couldn´t. He started to feel the same way he did in the bar that night. Maintaining consciousness became labor some.

As the tunnels he was looking through became more black he heard something in Spanish that he could make out.

“Gringo guts gonna get us paid” then he heard laughter. Then he heard nothing.



13 Responses to “El Gringo pt. 6”

  1. Priceless Joy May 16, 2015 at 9:57 pm #

    Sounds like he’s in big trouble!

    • Ryan May 18, 2015 at 1:22 pm #

      You could say that! Thank you for taking the time to read the whole thing. It was a long piece and I dragged it out over two weeks. I greatly appreciate that along with your kind words. 🙂

      • Priceless Joy May 18, 2015 at 2:11 pm #

        Was that the last installment? If so, it seemed to have ended with a cliff hanger. It was an excellent story!!

      • Ryan May 18, 2015 at 5:54 pm #

        Yes it was. Pretty much didn´t end well for our gringo friend. I guess I did leave it open for more. Thanks again for your kind words!

      • Priceless Joy May 18, 2015 at 6:03 pm #

        You are very good at writing stories. Are you going to write a book of your stories?

      • Ryan May 19, 2015 at 1:04 pm #

        I never thought of doing so. I wouldn´t even know where to start! I would need an editor for sure because I am terrible at finding my own little mistakes.

      • Priceless Joy May 19, 2015 at 1:12 pm #

        I thought you did very well editing your story because I don’t remember seeing any mistakes.

      • Priceless Joy May 18, 2015 at 6:03 pm #

        Seriously, you could add more to this story and sell it as a Novella.

      • Ryan May 19, 2015 at 1:05 pm #

        When I finished it, I felt like it was over. After posting it though, I too feel like it could go on. Who knows? Maybe in the future we will see if he gets out! Thanks again for reading and your kind words.

      • Priceless Joy May 19, 2015 at 1:13 pm #

        Yes, I understand. The inspiration to carry this on may come to you in the future.

  2. Bruce Goodman May 17, 2015 at 6:37 am #

    Bloomin’ heck! Bloody hell! We’re back where we started and … bugger me…. Bloody hell! It takes a bit of writing talent to do that! Hurry up and give the poor fellow some peace!

    • Ryan May 18, 2015 at 1:24 pm #

      He´s found his peace, now he´ll meet his maker. Thanks for taking the time to read this leviathan! Thanks for commenting as well. You are a great brother in arms (pens as it be) 🙂


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