Monday, June 9, 2014

SJ Maylee Week 103: A Grim Alternative

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SJ Maylee’s’ Choice: 2

Title: A Grim Alternative

The last few days had been heaven. They hadn’t seen a soul and Jonathon was finally relaxing. They’d spent most of the day exploring the berry fields. The basket she carried overflowed with fruit.

Jonathon selected a plump strawberry and slipped it past her lips. Berry bliss exploded across her taste buds.

“Is juice running down my chin?” She took a tighter grip on the basket and immediately wished she’d warn the red shirt instead of the white one.

“I sincerely hope so. It’s either that or you’re a vampire and that’s blood dripping from your mouth.”

“Ha, funny guy.” She swung her elbow out towards him.

“Did you hear that?” He stopped and looked ahead of them. She could see nothing past where the path became obscured near the house.

“Sure did. It’s a zombie coming to eat your brains.” When he didn’t snap back with another grim alternative, she stopped. “What is it?”

His fingers tightened slowly around her elbow and he pulled her off the path.

“Honey, I don’t want you to panic, but I think we’re surrounded.” He pulled her further off the path and pressed his warm body to hers.

More than a dozen men walked out of the woods and onto the path. They all wore the same strange dark suit.

“I won’t let them take you from me.” She dropped her basket and wrapped her arms around him. “You hear me. You can’t have him.”

The tallest of the men stepped forward and smashed one of the blueberries on the trail. “We don’t want him, Ms. Roxanne. We’ve come for you.”


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