Saturday, January 14, 2012
MIDNIGHT CALLER, PART 2
The Rogue Speaks:
It seems like I just finished my Alphabe-Thursday lesson, and now it's time for part 2 of Jenny's Saturday Centus. I guess I had better explain this process, since not all my blogging pals participate. Jenny gives us a prompt, which I put in bold type in my offering, and we have 100 words with which to complete the assignment. Sometimes Jenny is really nice to us, and other times, not so much! She only gave us fifty words to complete the story, a "cliffhanger," this week!! Here is the story in its entirety:
Lauren felt as if she were hanging on a cliff. Carefully, she replaced the phone, and her eyes filled with tears. She could hear her heart beating wildly in her ears. It had never occurred to her that something so devastating might happen, something that would tear her world apart.
She arose quietly, and tiptoed down to the kitchen. After pouring a generous drink, she sat down at the kitchen table, and stared into the darkness of her living room. Fear and anguish gripped her, and she felt herself spiraling out of control. How could she tell her children? HOW??
The words of the caller still echoed in her head.
“I am sorry to tell you, but your husband suffered a heart attack in his hotel room. His sister called 911, but it was too late.”
“Yes. She left, though.”
“But Drew doesn’t have a sister!”