Posted by: Author | January 25, 2021

Tuesday Tales- January 26, 2021- Mud

Sorry I have been AWOL on the Tuesday Tales train. This year has already kind of been kicking my rear. I am sharing a little of the paranormal story today. The word of the week is mud.

Be sure to check out the other tales. here.

She tossed up a little thank you to the sky and returned to her car to drive to the Oak Street house. Laughing at herself for the thought, she said, “I’m going to be like those people who name their houses. Mine shall be Oak Manor.”

Haydn stirred when she opens the door. “We’ll take a potty break in a few minutes. I’m going to park the car in that lot a few blocks from the manor so no one will see it in the driveway and know I’m there. I want to spend some time in my house by myself.” She grinned at her dog in the rearview mirror.  “With my best boy, of course. One who always agrees with me.”

He woofed.

“Yeah, yeah, I know. Except when I cut off the treats at two.”

Her spirit was light and free for the moment. She’d made direct contact with the spirit of Sophie and had a plan of action. It was the most in control that Sophronia had felt since the night she was attacked.

Taking it slow and allowing Haydn time to explore the route to the house from the parking lot, Sophronia enjoyed the walk. It wasn’t as cold as the weatherman predicted and the gentle breeze felt good. She hoped Craig was having a nice time with his family, but wished he was there beside her enjoying the day. “There will be plenty of holidays in the future. This one will be just you and me, Haydn. And that’s all right by me. What about you?”

The dog ignored her as he snuffled around with his nose in the mud.

“Don’t get all messy. I didn’t bring a towel to wipe you down.”


  1. Love the repartee between here and the dog. It’ll be interesting to see what she finds alone in the manor. Great scene.

    • Thanks Susanne.  She talks to her dog like I talk to my cat. 🙂 

  2. With all the things happening to her, I am glad she has this light moment with her dog. I dread that it isn’t going to last long. Great job!

  3. Oh this so reminds me of Homer and me, chatting together, exploring together. Well, at least I was chatting. He did give me an acknowledging woof, too, from time-to-time. Love this piece. A woman and her canine companion, a match made in heaven. Makes me miss my Homer. Great job! Can’t wait to see what’s coming next.

    • I Know you have to miss Homer. from what I saw of him on FB, he was a doll. It’s hard to lost our fur family member. I had a dog for many years and loved to have long conversations with her.

  4. So glad you’re back! I love this scene showing her heartfelt connection with her dog. Great job, and I can’t wait to find out what’s ahead.

    • thanks, Flossie. Glad to be back and I love animals and chatting with them. LOL

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