Posted by: Author | March 25, 2019

Tuesday Tales- March 26, 2019- Road

This week’s word for the authors of Tuesday Tales is road. I am still working on my paranormal story. I’ve been traveling and this is totally unedited.

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“There was someone behind me and whoever it was got out of their car and was following me onto the porch. There’s no way the person had time to get away from the house. Where did he go?”
Concerned about not only her obvious distress, but the tone of her voice, Max took hold of her elbow. “Come over here and sit down. You’re overwrought.”
“Don’t try to placate me like I’m a baby. I know what I saw.” She didn’t fight him, but she also didn’t seem to want to move away from the window.
He gently eased her away from the window. “Whoever you thought you saw is clearly not there now. He didn’t want to upset her any more than she already was, so he pretended to go along with her delusion that she’d seen someone. He didn’t believe her for one second, but she was so fragile, it was better to let her think so.
Glad his vision had adjusted to the dark so he wouldn’t trip over the chair he’d hurt his hip on earlier, Max led her to the closest sofa. It had a dust cover over it and he hoped it wasn’t so dirty it would soil her slacks. His were work pants so it didn’t matter to him if he got some dirt on him.
When they were seated, she faced him. “I tell you, I was followed. There were also a bunch of black birds who tried to attack my car. It was terrifying.”
“I saw birds like that when the rain first came. I was in the kitchen and they attacked the windows like they were desperate to get in. I figured they wanted shelter. Maybe they thought your car was someplace safe to take cover. You know how some birds come flying straight at windshields like they want to get in or don’t see them. Maybe it was something like that.”
“It was not. It was deliberate. To provoke me. Why won’t you believe me?” Tears streamed from her eyes, but she seemed not to notice as she didn’t even try to brush them away.
“It’s not that I don’t believe you. I think you believe what you saw, but I can’t fathom that birds have the ability to form intent to scare someone. Can you understand how that sounds? Wild creatures deciding to scare a human being driving down the road? How can that be?” He knew he was going to upset her more, but she needed to see how illogical this belief of hers was. She was unstable in the extreme.

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Responses

  1. Great snippet! Sounds like she had a darn scary ride!

    • Thanks. She did. 😁

  2. LOL Now, he’s annoyed me. If I were her, as scared as she is, I would want to slap him upside the head for not believing her. Great scene.

    • Lol Susanne. Love that he annoyed you. He’s a medical doctor and I think he’s going to learn some lessons… in fact, I’m sure of it since I already know how this all ends. Heheheh

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  3. Uhoh. Why do I think Max is going to regret not believing her? The thought of birds attacking a car terrifies me. Great job!

    • thanks. AND I think Max is in for a reality check!  LOL!

  4. Great snippet! I’m on the edge of my seat to see what happens next.
    I had to chuckle when I read your reply to Susanne. What? It’s like you have an ‘in’ with the author or something? LOL

    • LOL!  Yeah.  That author has shared some stuff with me- NOT how to get to that ending, mind you- just what the ending is!  Heifer.  LOL 

  5. Really? He should take it up with Alfred Hitchcock. He could try to believe her or at least keep an open mind. I have a feeling there’s something evil afoot and he might get a nasty surprise.

    • And you’d be right. 😁 Mr. I Only Believe in Science is going to be shocked. Rubs hands together in glee.

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  6. She had such a terrifying experience, and I empathize with her being distraught over his disbelief. It feels like betrayal when that happens. Great job with the emotion here!

    • thanks Flossie. That was what I was going for.


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