Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Tantalizing Tuesday - Blizzard

Cindy clutched her umbrella as the wind tried to tear it from her gloved hands. The handle slipped and she nearly lost hold of it.
Perhaps she should just let it go. It wasn’t helping her. The rain had turned to snow and the wind blew it straight into her face.
Cindy gritted her teeth, put her head down and into the wind and trudged on. She wouldn’t let anything keep her from this appointment. She’d been waiting weeks for Ms. Tuttle to see her. She might be late, but she wouldn’t miss it.
That worry made her look at her watch. She had five more minutes.
Moving her hands turned her umbrella to fill with wind again and this time it flew behind her, tumbling down the white path. Cindy cursed, but wasted no more time on it, plowing ahead through the blizzard.
The snow stopped abruptly when she reached the doorstep. Cindy blinked and looked around. Was there a fence or wall she had missed? Why was it so still here?
Looking up, she saw the brass knocker and fear made her belly flip.
“Come in, for God’s sake, and leave the cold out!”

Cindy turned the handle.

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6 comments:

  1. I felt the cold in this one. I really enjoyed the way you used the weather to heighten her anxiety. Great tease!

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  2. Brilliant! I was involuntarily gritting my teeth, wanting her to let go of the damn umbrella and get on to her appointment, whatever it may be. This was wonderful, great images, pace, anxiety and tension. So, now...who is Ms Tuttle?

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  3. Reminds me of living back east. I'm about to get under my blanket after this. Nice post.

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  4. Goodness, makes me wonder why she had to get there so urgently. It must be really important to brave that weather.

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  5. Amazing short....solid writing and intriguing storyline

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  6. Tense, wonderful build up. I love your teaser and want to find out more about Cindy. It seems to me it must be a important visit to make journeying in that weather. I want more

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