Yesterday was Sunday. It should have been Tuesday but it got messed up. What was I going to do? They, Herbert and Sandy, were expecting me as their best man. I was late. This may destroy their entire wedding.
I raced to the bathroom and made my hair the best that it could look after throwing in some styling gem. It was a wreck but it would have to do.
I went out it my car. The damn thing wouldn't start as I turned the ignition key. The smell of pomegranates filled my nose. I looked to my left over into the neighbor's yard where the spectacle of the juice stand stood. Gabby, a girl around the age of six, was using a juicer to get out the little bit of juice she could from what she had.
Turning the ignition key again, the car started. I raced down the street. A pothole proved destructive to my tire. Going to the trunk, I remembered that I'd used the spare last week when I help an elder woman out.
I got down on one knee. I was going to pop the question right then, but then I heard little Gabby scream. I whipped my head around and saw little Gabby getting mauled by some homeless man. Getting a better look had revealed the grotesque blood and guts dripping out of his mouth.
I moved in Gabby's direction, but then I noticed the homeless man looking hungrily at me. He darted toward me. My body started to run before my conscious mind gathered what was going on.
Hopping a fence and landing into a back yard, a dog barrelled after me. It almost caught me by the throat but was jerked back by the chain reaching it's max length.
I heard the crashing of the fence as it was being torn down by the homeless man. My feet picked up their pace again. I ran into a shed. I picked up a hammer, which had a busted handle, and hid in the shed waiting for the psychotic man to come barging in.
The way the guitar sounded coming from the upper floors of the two story house reminded me of the time I'd gotten high while watching "Final Destination."
I thought about calling for help but then the homeless man entered the shed. I put the hammer right between his eyes. He fell to the floor. As I looked at his face, I could see the paleness of the skin, the heavy bags under the eyes, and the fresh blood dripping from his mouth. What the fuck was going on?
My way to the house was block off by three more homeless who looked just as crazed for blood as the one I'd just taken down.
I rushed to the street where I found a bus. Wasting no time, I hopped on. Sitting in the driver's seat, I'd found the key already in the ignition. Lucky me.
Driving toward the chapel where my friends where getting married, I saw many more people running and getting mauled by these crazed creatures.
Pulling up to the chapel and rushing in, I shouted, "There is something maddening happening out there!"
Twenty faces with blank stares like that of the homeless man looked back at me. I could see the thought of lunch was on their minds.
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My Completed Freewriting prompts:
|Ongoing Stories||Numbered in Order of Story's Progression|
|Detective Story||#1 Trolley #2 Flea #3 Awakening|
|Suspense/Horror||#1 Late #2 Banana #3 Paper #4 Tree #5 5 #6 Home Alone #7 Doctor’s Office|
|The Stall||#1 Medium #2 The Stall #3 The Stall #4 Mice #5 Detective #6 Homeless #7 Eyebrows #8 40 Percent Off #9 One Year #10 The Stall|
|Church||#1 Church #2 Ornate #3 Chips #4 State|
|Butterfly||1. Old Maid 2. Pitiful 3. Headache 4. coffee 5. Three Grapes 6. Helicopter 7.Helpless 8. Overslept 9. Smooth as Silk|
|Dragon Breath||1. Dragon Breath 2. Death on the Table 3. Washcloths|
|The Attic||1. The Attic 2. The Four Corners 3. Small Package|
|Damaged Goods||1. Well-being 2. Orange Blossom 3. Freedom of Personal Power|
|#52 Caterpillar||#85 Wildflower||Hardboiled Minds||Grief||Eat This Apple|
|Towels||See You on the Other Side||Tears||Light||Mask|
|We-writes (collaborations with community members)|
|Monster||Eagle Scout 1st Entry: 2nd Entry: 3rd Entry||Smooth as Silk||Torment of the Light Bulb|
|Pull the Plug||Death on the Table||The Farm House||Well-being|
|Idiot 1; 2; 3|