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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Something is Coming...(Part Two)

Water slushes against the empty docks, inky-black in the dark of night. A lone figure dressed in a trench coat stands near the edge, checking his watch. It's three AM.

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He looks up when a pair of heels click toward him. The moon glows gently on the owner--a tall woman with thick auburn hair, pencil skirt under a thigh-length coat, and red, red lips. She runs her half-hooded eyes over him.

"John Smith?" she asks, her voice sensual and seductive with a slight accent.

His eyes dart over the docks. This isn't Joe Stranders. "Who asks?" He takes a step backward, ready to flee.

"Cho Sanders. You have something for me," she says with a meaningful look.

Damn. He shouldn't have hired that foreign exchange student for the summer. This wasn't the first time that imbecile mixed up the names. At least he got the location right this time.

"You have the money?" he asks. He reaches for the cream envelope tucked safely in a pocket of his trench coat.

She starts to answer, but the deep rumbling of thunder cuts her off. Purple storm clouds race toward them.

The woman throws herself into into the man's arms with a gasp. "Something is coming!"

"Yes." He breathes deeply, the scent of lavender clouding his brain. His eyes remain fixed on the heights above the small village. "Can you feel it?"

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7 comments:

DL Hammons said...

You are flat out cruel!!! Still intrigued though. :)

Su said...

Mmmm. Most mysterious. The red hair is a nice touch. :)

Misha said...

Can't wait to see what it is...

P.s. I have an award for you on my blog.

:-)

L'Aussie said...

C'mon Rach! Enough already! Give us more! Ooh, love that auburn hair...

Tessa Quin said...

Another great cliché ;) I wonder if there'll be another one.

Adina West said...

Certainly intriguing...and at least the woman doesn't know what's coming either, so that makes two of us! :-)

Christopher S. Ledbetter said...

Mmmmm, I am loving me some "Cho Sanders." DOes she appear in your stories? Is that your muse picture of her above?

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