Anthony Burris Green traced one jagged fingernail along the railing. Then, he opened the knife. Shut it and opened it again. The Uber driver's texted said he was right around the corner. However, it hadn't showed up.
Anthony checked his phone again. No text. His mind started to race at what is going to happen with the international defense team if he was late.
A person coming out of the Starbucks offered to give him a coffee. She said it was for a friend that never showed. His eyes caught sight of her tatter skirt as it flapped with the gentle breeze. It took him back to the cold, dry, and frosty nights he'd spent in the barn with her, his ex.
"No. Thanks. I should get going."
He didn't wait for her response, hopping over the railing landing on my feet with a loud thud that sent his legs tingling.
Age is started to catch up with me he thinks.
He walked to the curb.
Not due to moonlight, but because of her dream, read the text.
"What the he..."
Before he could finish, he saw the SUV coming screaming around cars, nearly getting sideswiped before coming to a screeching halt right before Anthony.
The drive screams out the rolled down the window, " GET IN MAN! We've got a Japanese pregnancy happening in the back seat."
Anthony stood froze for a few seconds before a group of men came from behind him, grabbing him by the arms and legs and tossed him into the SUV's side door that was opened by a person on the inside.
The SUV bolted to top speed like an indie race car.
Looking around, Anthony saw no pregnant women but he did see a woman.
"The dream told me to come for you," she said with a half-cocked smile.
"She ain't what you think," she said after taking a sip of her slushy. "Bella. Oh ... That one has a bit of a bite."
"What are you talking about." He couldn't hide the fact that he knew something was up when Bella turned on him in the barn.
"Going to play coy with me?"
Anthony played with his knife, his nervous tick done unconsciously.
"Stop playing with that knife and tell me what happened that night."
"The interjection from Hubert Walker disrupted what she was going to due to me. I could hardly breathe in her presence. The snake-like ropes were closing in on me."
"That is part of the team's tactics. Send the beauty to get the beast."
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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|
|1. Rooster; 2. Groundhog Day|
|#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|