Installment 3 – The Reader

Posted: February 6, 2012 in The Reader
This is the third installment of a story that will unravel slowly, week by week. Check back to find out what happens as the tale unfolds. Updates will be posted on Twitter and Facebook.

A truck whizzed by with its horn angrily blaring, scaring the life out of her.  Emma’s body trembled, then tears rushed from her eyes.


“Thank God, I made it back safely,” Emma stated. Her hand turned the key to unlock the front door. Emma wasn’t aware when she stopped crying or, for that

matter, the rest of her journey home. For a brief, terrifying moment she couldn’t even remember getting out of her car. “Am I going crazy?” Emma yelled at herself.  She spun

around; her eyes rested on the automobile parked neatly in the driveway. She felt a wave of relief before entering her house. 

She knew Ethan wouldn’t be home so she put the cupcake gently on his office desk, right next to the five-by-seven framed picture–taken two years ago, or maybe more–of the two of them standing in front of their Richmond Hill home. Then she went upstairs to put on dry, comfortable clothing.

Later, draped within her favorite robe, Emma sat down under her reading light in hopes of finishing her mystery book, The Secret, by Mary Roberts Rinehart.  The storm outside raged on, prompting the lights to flicker…


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