Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Tantalizing Tuesday-Buying Freedom


Stephanie ran from the man gripping her arm. Her jacket came off in hands, but she didn't look back.

"Let me see what you're hiding under there," he had said, making her shiver and her stomach turn with fear. She was racing away through puddle-lined streets, desperate to escape. The weather was unusual. Summers were dry and hot, but today was overcast with patches of rain scattered over the city.

She didn't stop running. The exertion made her blood hot, burned away the fear, kept her warm. Breaking free of the city, she found herself in a field outside, flowers blooming brightly and hills in every direction. The rain had stopped as she ran and single beams of sunlight shone through.

Was she safe? Would Luke try to catch her again? Her step-father was a horrible man, one she would be glad to see for the last time on her eighteenth birthday. Then she would get her share of her father's estate and leave forever. She would buy a farmhouse and never be crowded by buildings or men again.


The clouds parted for Stephanie and she danced through the field, the sun warm on her skin.



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14 comments:

  1. Oh- nicely done! freedom means so many things

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  2. Very nice piece! The imagery and the emotion is powerful and very well-developed. Good job, Angelica!

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  3. Beautiful imagery but l worried for her, hope she enjoys freedom soon!

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  4. Great narrative and such beautiful imagery too. Great job!

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  5. Excellent teaser. I hope she gains her freedom soon

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  6. Great imagery, loved the scene you painted. She will gain the freedom again.

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  7. Very vivid and emotional. I loved how you wrote this. Excellent. I hope her horrible step-father...

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  8. What a wonderfully uplifting piece! She is so full of hope in dealing with such an awful situation.

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  9. Emotionally strong post! Just like your heroine.

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  10. You captured her fear and hope so well. Very nicely written. She needs to tell everyone what he's doing, though. Her only hope to be free.

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  11. Great teaser! I loved how you used the weather to compliment both her situations. Very well done.

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  12. You conveyed the sense of terror perfectly. Well done

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