Henry Calgues over at Anonymous Cop is always worth reading, but he unleashes his full talents with a short story about the lives of law enforcement officers:
The morning was crisp and cold, but the air was unusually calm downtown. On Main Street the sun hid behind the clouds. Across the street from a dying bookstore store, two cops with an hour to kill before court lumbered into a restaurant. They kept their coats on; cold air poured in through a back door that had been propped open to accept the morning grocery deliveries.
â€œAre you getting coffee?â€ the shorter cop asked, placing his hat upside down on the sticky table.
The whole thing is worth reading. It is good to see such adventurous writing on the realist fringe.