Monday, July 16, 2012

Jen DeSantis Week 4: The Hunted

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Jen DeSantis’ Choice: 1

Title: The Hunted

The fading sun slanted through windows, crossing her back in a zebra pattern of light and dark. I watched her on the small screen, the surveillance camera I’d set up bringing me into the room with her. I felt uneasy, however. Shell was nothing if not thorough and smart. I watched her for signs that she’d found my camera.

She glanced nervously over her shoulder as a sound from outside her third story window startled her. I leaned forward, waiting. Shell’s lips parted as she listened. Her chest paused in mid-breath and my eyes darted down to the tips of her breasts: still just as perky as the last time I’d had her in my bed.

Shell’s shoulders rose and fell in a silent sigh and she turned back toward the wall. Her fingers grazed the brim of a baseball cap and she picked it up. From the drawer, she pulled a wedge of sandpaper and began roughing up the edges. She must have gotten a new assignment and had begun creating her disguise.

Her head bent over her lap in concentration, elongating the lean line of her back as she worked on the cap and I licked my lips in spite of myself. I wiped my hand across my face to clear my head; it wouldn’t do to remember how attached I once was to Shell. Not now that I had to kill her.

When I looked back up, Shell’s position on the bed had changed. She’d turned around and was now facing my camera. In her hand, she held her signature pink Cobra Derringer steady in front of her, pointed directly at my camera. Her eyes were locked on mine, or so it seemed through the TV screen. I blinked and she winked, her lips parted in a half smile.

“Bang,” she mouthed to the camera.

In seconds, I’d packed up the sparse contents of my surveillance operation into a duffel bag and fled the room I’d rented. Shell was on the hunt.


Jennifer DeSantis is a Horror and Paranormal Author and host of the #FridayPictureShow. She lives near Philly with her family. In her spare time is an aspiring ninja. #DailyPicspiration


  1. Ah, loved the fact that she was in on his game. The last part of this really amped up the intensity. Great job and glad to see these characters back.

  2. I love the way you set this up, one glance away and she's got him! Enjoyed this!

  3. Loved it. Great use of the prompt.

  4. I probably say "wow" every time I read your work, but that's the most appropriate word. The idea of this is just so much fun. Their relationship is equal parts deadly and playful. Terribly enjoyable. Right on. And I love the pic you chose!