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Sun on the Rocks - Episodes One and Two - the Malibu Case - the Acapulco Cocktail


SUN ON THE ROCKS – EPISODE ONE – THE MALIBU CASE
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Malibu, California, near Surfrider Beach, Seven AM
She counted no cars and one sleepy jogger during her early Monday morning
walk to her favorite spot. Clarity Nice raised the volume of her mp3 and listened
solemnly to the last notes of Pachelbel´s Cannon as she gazed at the peaceful
Pacific Ocean before her. The sun was emerging slowly behind the hills and the
sensation of serenity was complete. She took off her earphones, reached for the
laces of her running shoes and in a couple of swift movements she was walking
barefoot, coming face to face with a large wood panel anchored a week earlier by
officer Packwood: Private Beach Area: 1 mile – no shoes and no naked
sunbathing or swimming allowed. She pushed aside a red and white barrier
and stepped on the sand, feeling the pleasant sensation of the smooth surface on
her soles. The sound of Dancing in the moonlight by Toploader on her cell
phone alerted her of an incoming message from her colleagues at work: Happy
Quarter Century Clarity!
She grabbed her long, auburn hair and used a band to turn it into a
ponytail. Her flawless five foot seven, slim body was still waking up after a long
weekend of dinners, presents and late night slumber parties. She checked her
left pocket and noticed the small bulge of her private diary bookmarked by a
voucher offered as gift for turning twenty five. She walked a few minutes and
reached her favorite spot, a small cove surrounded by large rocks, far from the
eye of the onlooker. The ground was made of oval gray and white pebbles, and it
made walking uncomfortable for the untrained foot. She climbed one of the
Sun on the Rocks – Episodes I and II - The Malibu Case – The Acapulco Cocktail.
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