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Saturday, July 25, 2015

The Darkness - Redux - Part Twenty

Although nearly sixteen, Mike walked over to where his father's chair and sat on his lap, obviously in need of a safe harbor. "You know how Johnny uses all kinds of voices when he plays with his trucks and Lego's? He kept asking me to show me my hand of cards. I wouldn't do it and he began to use a... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Darkness - Redux - Part Nineteen

Once inside, Mike asked if it was alright if he showered. His clothing was dirty from trying to put out the fire and then escape and a heavy aroma of smoke surrounded him. Alice gave her approval with a nod and a small wave of her hand. Words weren't coming easy just yet. The three adults and Johnny... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Darkness - Redux - Part Eighteen

Richard was pulling into the Well's driveway just as the local fire department was pulling out. He didn't see the big hook and ladder truck or the heavy pumping truck, just a couple of the jeep type trucks. He walked down toward the backside of the yard where everyone was congregated, only to see a... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Darkness - Redux - Part Seventeen

As he settled back into his chair, he felt a faint electric feeling going on in his belly and chest. 'Come on now. It's just a tape recording. He... I mean it can't hurt me. Buck up here man. Buck up.' He took a big deep breath and sighed. It occurred to him that virtually everyone who knew Johnny... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Darkness - Redux - Part Sixteen

The Darkness Falls Richard went home but it was a couple of days before he worked up the courage to listen to the tape of that day. It took a couple of hot showers to wash the smell from him. It wasn't the smell of his own urine, it was the smell of his fear. It is a well known fact that animals can... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 20, 2015

The Darkness - Redux - Part Fifteen

While both adults gathered themselves, Johnny snuggled tight into his mother's bosom. He wanted to feel safe and to be comforted and was not ever aware that the man and his mother wanted the same thing. After they had all soothed themselves, they went back out on the veranda into the comfort of the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Darkness - Redux - Part Fourteen

"When I was talking to your Daddy right now, he told me about a man you saw in the mirror. He said you didn't like the man. Can you help me understand what you saw and why he scared you?" The blank face of the boy changed in the snap of fingers. "Daddy Roger should not have told you about that... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

The Darkness - Redux - I Zigged Where I Had Intended To Zag.

File this under multiple blog entries. As I've reported, my Internet has been down more than it has been up the last week or so but the bonanza for me was it lead to everyone in the house BUT me going to bed early, leaving me precious time to sink into my main character in this series. I began... Sign in to see full entry.

The Darkness - Redux - Part Thirteen

"What did you and Jackie do at your farm?" The boy's smile dimmed somewhat as his vision of his sister slipped to second in line in his thoughts. Richard noted the change in facial features and waited for the boy to begin. He watched as the boy shifted about in his chair for a moment, and once... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 17, 2015

The Darkness - Redux - Part Twelve

They had chosen a beautiful late June Saturday to hold their next session. The temps hadn't quite begun to hit that uncomfortable zone of humidity and 90 plus temps that July and August sometimes brought to Michigan. A light breeze kept the trees stirring ever so slightly and their restlessness made... Sign in to see full entry.

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