The black series of your summer, episode 2: love

Seven short stories by Sébastien Gendron

Sébastien Gendron, a native of Talence (Gironde), is a writer of thrillers and noir novels. He is the author of twenty books. His first, “La Jeune Fille et le cachalot” was published in 2003. His latest, “Chez Paradis”, was released in March by Gallimard. For “Sud Ouest”, this summer, he wrote seven unpublished short stories, which will be discovered every Monday.

Lthe bath towel hanging in the tancarville was all she had left before it disappeared and Grandma thought she could never get even a dollar out of it. However …

Seven short stories by Sébastien Gendron

Sébastien Gendron, a native of Talence (Gironde), is a writer of thrillers and noir novels. He is the author of twenty books. His first, “La Jeune Fille et le cachalot” was published in 2003. His latest, “Chez Paradis”, was released in March by Gallimard. For “Sud Ouest”, this summer, he wrote seven unpublished short stories, which will be discovered every Monday.

Lthe bath towel hanging in the tancarville was all she had left before it disappeared and Grandma thought she could never get even a dollar out of it. However, Max thought about everything. It’s very worth it.

Max Bad recently turned 27 and, by his standards, he’s just a semi-rock star. He is known on the streets of his city and also in other cities beyond the borders of his region of origin. But in Paris, it’s very common. In London, let’s not talk about it. In Brussels, he was banned from continuing to pursue an obscure relationship with a girl who was very young.

Max Bass – Serge Piso by his real name – was at the forefront of Dropsy’s Fur until it was this tube that took them out of the unknown: “Let’s”. Two million CDs were sold. Max felt the wings grow and informed the group that he was starting a solo career. The recess is over. He put on “Bam!”, An album that everyone agreed to say was about maturity. It’s an oven. Max had already retired from Niort, and returned two years later with “Oly 3”, an average of six titles, which no one mentioned and allowed him to reconnect with success. During the “Oly 3” tour Max meets Lola Nord. He’s her number 1 fan. Love at first sight.

We were there when Max woke up one morning, shook Grandma and said, “I’m 27 now. If I wanted to have a chance at fame, I had to die now. “” What ?! “” 27 years old! Morrison, Joplin, Winery! Hello, Lola! “My rabbit, but …” But Max was already walking around the room, thinking and then suddenly: “If I die, you’ll be famous too!” “Because I’m your girl?” Thanks! “” No! Because you will kill me! »

This comedy lasted for months, turning into hysteria as the 28th approached.e Max’s birthday. From the club at 27, he had to and he was ready for anything – except to kill himself. So Grandma ended by saying to him: “How can we do this? Max has a scenario that consists of murder in the middle of Grandma’s path.

For that, he had to shoot him with a 38 Special charter arm revolver, with dumplings, just like Mark David Chapman did to John Lennon on December 8, 1980. In addition, the December 8 date was fast approaching. . approaching, you can’t miss it… “You’re crazy! I will take life! “Crime of love!” You do something preventive and it will protect you from my fans who want to kill you! Please love me! “.” And where can I find it, your .38 Special… “That too, Max Bass planned. Exact copies of Chapman’s gun as it was sold on the Net. We wandered into the woods to shoot a cans while smoking a lot of drugs until Grandma laughs at it.

Arriving on the December 8 date, they rehearse multiple times, and Max puts Grandma in such a position that he can kill her prematurely, regardless of the secondary benefits. The only thing that didn’t fit the original plan was the timing. Grandma’s vision was too short to shoot her at 11pm without disappearing, even in the surrounding street lights. So Max accepts that his death will happen in broad daylight.

When she woke up that morning, Grandma had already left the apartment. After her bath, she kept herself hanging her bath towel in tancarville so that Grandma wouldn’t moan when she came back earlier even though she had just been killed. As planned, they meet at Wanda and her mermaids, the record store on rue Lipp, around 2 p.m. Grandma bought a “Bam!” »And asked for dedication to Max who killed in a demonstrative manner. Grandma leaves while Max stays to chat with Wanda. On the street, a few meters from the store she had left, Grandma threw the Max Bad album in the trash, spat it out and exclaimed: “Here’s your place, poisonous rot! Then he disappeared into an alley.

Max Bad left Wanda after a quarter of an hour. There the city was shaken by a great explosion. We stopped on the sidewalks and soon fingers were pointing at the sky: a huge puff of black smoke billowed from the south. Max was angry inside. It would distract people’s attention even as his death approached. And besides, where is Grandma? He looked around and saw her on the other side of the road, too, with his nose in the air. Max clenched his fingers to get his sad bride’s attention, once, twice and then finally he wanted to see her. He should have nodded but realized he was hesitant now. And he, too, is about that. This explosion shook his faith. Immediately, she thought of Morrison and Joplin, picked up her phone, and called Grandma. When he picked it up, she said to him, “I didn’t care about you from the beginning. I don’t like you being poor! »

In shock, Grandma dropped her phone and, ignoring the world around her and the first sirens of firefighters heading south, she picked up the revolver, then crossed the street without even looking at the traffic. A car arrived this time, precisely fleeing the imminent danger. Luc Tomé saw Lola at the last second and he accelerated the wheel. The A7 deviated from the course. Max Bad barely had time to see the machine stained with red paint approach him and, in the background, Grandma stared at the scene, putting the gun back in her pocket.

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