Microfantasy Monday is a weekly writing exercise brought to us by Ang, the Sweltering Celt. This week’s theme is “Silence” and this is part one of what I wrote in response, part two will be available tomorrow:
I’d texted her moments before, from my vantage point across the street from the bar, telling her I was on my way. She’d texted back saying she was eagerly waiting, that her friends had left already. She also said she needed to go to her car quickly and that I was to wait for her inside. Perfect, I thought, I didn’t even need to come up with a ruse of my own.
I watched her step through the open door and stumble a bit over an uneven spot in the sidewalk. Perfect. I figured she’d be a bit tipsy, having gotten to the bar much earlier with a group of her girlfriends. I smiled maliciously to myself in the darkness and pushed off the wall, heading down the sidewalk as she turned the corner.
I jogged across the street, staying back far enough that she wouldn’t notice she was being followed. As expected, she headed toward a parking lot a block away. I hadn’t even bothered to find her car ahead of time, she was so predictable. I slipped quickly across the street, weaving between parked cars, now between her and her destination. She had heels on that night, the gorgeous black strappy ones I’d requested along with an almost scandelously short skirt. Again, my teeth bared in a grin befitting a carnevore on the hunt. I even tested the air for her scent, but the light breeze was blowing away from me.
I lurked behind a van parked next to her car. I couldn’t believe my luck when she fumbled with her keys, dropping them and bending down to retrieve them.
Just as she scooped them up, I was suddenly behind her, shoving her roughly against the car and pressing into her back with my body. I grabbed the hair at the back of her neck and took the keys out of her hand, shoving them into my pocket. She inhaled deeply, and seemed to be readying herself to shatter the silence with her screams.
“Be quiet! Don’t move, don’t say a word”
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