Welcome to the twenty-fourth in a 31-day series Story A Day May 2013.
Late April 2011 I discovered http://StoryADay.org and the project that is to write 31 stories in 31 days. Anyone who knows me or follows this blog, knows how passionate I am about short stories so my clichéd eyes lit up at this new marvel. And just a few days later there I was, breathing life into new characters. This went on to become (with some editing of course) my 31-story collection eBook Story A Day May 2011.
I was nearing completion of the 2012 project when I decided that I didn’t want to stop at the end of May so 5PM Fiction was born. This is on hold this month as I write a story a day for SADM2013
Today’s prompt was to write a story where the character hears a noise and then finds out what it is. I’m carrying on Wednesday’s Human Unfriendly. Below is my 140-worder.
Scratch, squeak, bark
Natalie’s attention turned away from the gun and to a scratching noise above her head.
As she walked up the stairs, the sound reminded her of the Glis-glis her father had found in the ceiling of their old garage.
“Hello!” she whispered, then lunged at the wardrobe as the scratching resumed, and pulled open the door. There looking up at her with weary eyes was Patch, her eight-year-old Jack Russell. His tail wagged slowly but then realised who he was looking at and began squeaking. The squeaking turned to a bark as he looked beside her.
She stood up but before she could turn round, a heavy object struck her head and she dropped to the floor.
The Glis-glis is true, by the way.
Picture above courtesy of morguefile.com.
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