Monday, August 16, 2010
They Said the Sun Sparkled All Around Him
"This was where he was last seen?"
"Those are restricted waters. Was it a patrol boat?"
"No. Sailboat. Making way to Still Pond."
"That's pretty weird, don't you think? Why would anyone take note of some guy out here? Enough to call it in once they saw the news report?"
"I don't know. It was evening, and the water was pretty empty. They said the sun was setting over him. It's pretty unusual to see a canoe this far out."
"Not a kayak?"
"That's not what they said."
They stared at the empty glass of the lighthouse tower. The light was never lit. It watched silently over waters that didn't matter to anyone anymore.
"So where should we start the search?"
"It's been over 36 hours. Just do a sweep of the island. Look for any traces that he landed. Other than that, the guy needs to turn up on his own. One way or another."