TRANSCRIPT 8

 

The following is a text message transcript from the phone of Tabatha Crowley, a freelance journalist, and an unknown number. The exchange took place the same evening as the shooting of Walter Everett Chance.

 

(BEGIN TRANSCRIPT.)

 

UNKNOWN

You were marked tonight by a senior member.

 

TABATHA

What? Where?

 

UNKNOWN

Hospital. Vegas.    

 

TABATHA

Unrelated. Had nothing to do with you. I was chasing a lead for another story.

 

UNKNOWN

I am your story.

 

TABATHA

You have yet to share anything I can print.

 

UNKNOWN

I am your story. 

 

TABATHA

I have bills to pay.

 

UNKNOWN

I AM YOUR STORY.

 

TABATHA

Then give me something! 

 

UNKNOWN

Patience. 

 

For now, lay low. 

They know who you are.

 

They’ll be watching.

They won’t mess around.

 

TABATHA

Neither will I.

 

(END TRANSCRIPT.)

(Copyright 2014.  Dave Cravens.)

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