Setting: Florida Everglades
“Put down the sea cucumber!”
The noise coming from the fans at the back of the airboat was deafening. This, coupled with the police sirens, and I could barely hear what the officer was yelling at me.
“Again, put down the sea cucumber!”
The cop was motioning toward my hand, where I was holding a small sea cucumber. Hoping they’d mistake it for a grenade or something, this was the only thing I could find at the bottom of the shallow marsh in the Florida Everglades.
After robbing the bank, I never dreamed the cops would follow me all the way into the swamp of the Everglades. But they did… and here I was… on the verge of being caught.
I knew my choice now was between alligators or prison. And I’d rather swim with the alligators than stare at cement. So I threw the sea cucumber as fast and far as I could and dove underwater, hoping to make a break for it in the confusion.
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