Monday, July 2, 2012

Jen DeSantis Week 2: The Lake House

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Jen DeSantis’ Choice: 1

Title: The Lake House

“Cory,” he’d begged, “I need to know.”

But I couldn’t give him an answer. I needed time. Space.

I needed distance from Ron and the effect he had on me.

He left me dizzy, off-balance, and unsure of everything I’d ever known. Damn him and his fiery blue eyes that burned through me every time he looked at me. I should have known him as ‘other’ from the first moment I felt his gaze sear me. He burned me with every touch, every word, every glance. He branded me and made me his with every moment that we shared.

I headed to the bus depot when I walked out of the diner, intent on getting to the lake. I knew once I was there, I could let my thoughts wash over me in safety. As I boarded the bus, I texted my sister so she wouldn’t worry, and then turned off my phone. I had no time for questions.

The bus sped away from the city and I wondered if Ron had followed me, or if he had some way to watch me even though I couldn’t see him. I couldn’t decide what was scarier: the thought of him out there and out of my sight or him vanished from my life, possibly forever.

The lake house had an aura all its own and it seemed to wrap around my heart as I walked up the dirt path. Tea in hand and blanket wrapped comfortingly around my shoulders, I perched on my favorite chair and sat watching the sun sink into the lake. I let the thoughts I’d held at bay wash over me. The memories mixed with my own imagination. After a few minutes, it was like Ron was there with me, as if his arms were the blanket wrapping me in comfort.

The purple night slowly edged out the orange glow of daylight. Silently and as one, the geese on the lake took flight, filling the dusk sky with their graceful wings. For the first time, I speculated about what powers Ron might possess as a demon. Could he fly? Could he disappear? My imagination was too limited to imagine what he might be capable of.

A shiver crawled down my spine as those words twisted in frightful directions. What might Ron be actually be capable of?


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.



  1. Ooh, Jen, really nice. It's good to see Ron and Cory back. Loved the descriptiveness--once again, I felt like I was there with Cory. Even though she needed to be away from Ron, I felt her anxiety over the possibility of losing him and her curiosity, wondering if he was following/watching somehow.

    The ending thought left just enough creepiness to cause me to wonder just what Ron is capable of. He is a demon after all...

    Great job!


  2. Ooh I loved this. He seemed so sweet last week but now? The rational mind takes over and she really starts to think over things. Great job.

  3. Sorry I'm late on commenting this week, but I'm happy to see Ron the demon back. I like where Cory's head is--you would wonder what he was capable of. How does it change him, is he really still the same? It's exactly what you wonder. Love the unfolding of the aftermath and the details you used were exquisite. The sunset sounds beautiful.

  4. That's great... you really cover the whole gamut of emotions. You almost made me forget about the demon thing. Almost ;)
    Nicely done.