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wickedeasy 70F  
10709 posts
3/16/2017 12:46 pm
Fine, thanks.

She crept down the stairs in the dark, seeking the boards that did not squeak. Her stomach roiled, a sour taste rose, coating her tongue. Eyes closed, her hand tracing the flocked wallpaper, her bare feet felt for the wood that signaled the lower floor. Turning right, her back against the wall, she scuttled forward until the wood changed to cold linoleum. She opened her eyes racing now for the door at the back corner of the kitchen. It opened easily, her body slipping through the thinnest crack. She took the three stairs in one leap, landing on all fours, pushing off like a sprinter, disappearing into the dark night.

In the morning, when her sister came down alone, the father asked. A slight shrug was the only reply.

At school, her absence was noted. A call to the home was not answered.
It took 16 days before anyone contacted the family. The was in the fifth grade. It was her teacher that fussed. The police were sent to the house for a wellness check. The was not there. The father said she was out playing. The sister nodded. The father was a fireman, a widower, raising two girls on his own. A good man. A church deacon. Eventually, the town turned out to do a search of the woods. Nothing was found.

On her way to her job at the A&P after school, five years later, the sister was waiting for the light to change at the corner of Oak and Main when a blue Volkswagen bug pulled up alongside her. She was saving for a car, a bug would be good. This one was cool because it had flowers painted on it. Smiling, she moved to cross the street but the car cut in front of her, stopped. She jumped back onto the curb, startled. No one was around, no one to help her. Her arms felt heavy. Her head started to buzz.

“Hey turtlehead.”

She opened the door, climbed in.

“What took you so long?”

“Yeah, sorry.”

The car moved slowly into the traffic, disappeared down the road. The manager from the A&P called the house, but no one answered. The school called too, but only once. The fireman always said she was doing fine, thanks.

You cannot conceive the many without the one.

wickedeasy 70F  
32437 posts
3/16/2017 12:49 pm

no one knows what happens inside a house.

I remember when I was growing up, there was a family down the street and one night they all disappeared. three little kids.

we all talked about why, but no one KNEW.

You cannot conceive the many without the one.

spunkycumfun 60M/65F
36127 posts
3/16/2017 12:58 pm

Yet again I'm brave enough to comment first.
Still struggling - in a good way - to interpret your post, I'm confident that my interpretation is as valid as any other interpretation. I think this post is all about Herbie!

wickedeasy replies on 3/20/2017 12:26 pm:
spunky, je t'adore

goodatpoetry2 70M
16574 posts
3/16/2017 1:21 pm

Especially when you see a family that just seems a bit too close mouthed.
No one talks much to strangers, or anyone for that matter.
Thankfully, people are more aware of these things than they used to be.

wickedeasy replies on 3/20/2017 12:31 pm:
are we? I live on a street and when my child was growing up, I knew everyone. now, I know four houses worth. Jim (next door and resident best dude) says hi to everyone but no one interacts like they used to. in and out of backyards. sharing a beer. shrugs. i'm till a safe house, so is Jim. never been used not even once in the last ten years. used often when my kid was little.

Tmptrzz 57F  
80110 posts
3/16/2017 2:02 pm

This is so true no one ever knows what really goes on behind closed doors, very well stated thank you for sharing it with us..

Just your average every day run of the mill nana here!!!

wickedeasy replies on 3/20/2017 12:34 pm:
ever see a police car on your street and wonder why? I've had the police in front of my house about 20 times. if I was judged by that, shrugs.

it's a crap shoot.

tickles4us 58M
7196 posts
3/16/2017 2:04 pm

Strange things do happen behind closed doors, but not always.

Vive La Difference

wickedeasy replies on 3/20/2017 12:34 pm:
no, not always.

judge not, eh?

nicelipss66 44F
23665 posts
3/16/2017 2:25 pm

Thanks, nice post my friend

Check My Doctor Post

Here is the link: Too Hot Body Heat Rises Oh so Thick

wickedeasy replies on 3/20/2017 12:35 pm:
nice boobies my friend. smooches

SGTRocknuts 67M
230 posts
3/16/2017 4:05 pm

The "family secret" can sometimes be passed down several generations. A friend or visitor may recognize "something is not quite right here" but it is one of those things that is never mentioned out loud or mentioned at all in front of the family. As a concerned friend what is the correct course of action for you to take? Do you just ignore it and hope things are going to be alright but deep down you know it won't? Do you pay close attention to your surroundings in your neighborhood? Does the local 911 Center and Police Department recognize you as "Mrs Kravits" because you call them so much with your suspicions? Her neighbors, the Stevens' family had a deep secret that she witnessed from time to time. Alerting her husband to what she had seen and being accused of having a screw loose the secret was kept. BE OBSERVANT.


wickedeasy replies on 3/20/2017 12:37 pm:
I had a neighbor growing up that "saw" everything. we made fun of her but she was an important guardian and our parents knew she would always look out for us.

christylovesfun 47F  
16837 posts
3/16/2017 10:24 pm

<3 great read!

Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
Her infinite variety. Other women cloy
The appetites they feed, but she makes hungry
Where most she satisfies. For vilest things
Become themselves in her, that the holy priests
Bless her when she is riggish. ~~ from Antony & Cleopatra

wickedeasy replies on 3/20/2017 12:38 pm:
thanks gorgeous - you feeling any better?

KtMnDu 67M
6216 posts
3/16/2017 10:45 pm

    Quoting tickles4us:
    Strange things do happen behind closed doors, but not always.
Really good point.....

I got images here in my head.....and I suspect they vary with the rest of they should.....

I treasure those who can take me to other places......

But our take on it is just that...our take on it...

Jeez, I love the way up put the words down.....

wickedeasy replies on 3/20/2017 12:41 pm:
there are many interpretations. it's never one thing. life is not linear. your mind's eye, sees what no one else's sees.

it's never jus the lady or the tiger is it?

author51 57F  
94310 posts
3/17/2017 1:14 am

Loving the car in the photo and also the tale you weave.

One can never have enough JOY in their life...

wickedeasy replies on 3/20/2017 12:41 pm:
I always wanted a flower covered bug. sighs

HamburgDave2 76M
16567 posts
3/17/2017 4:48 am

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wickedeasy replies on 3/20/2017 12:42 pm:
love you Dave

greekphilosopher 57M
4096 posts
3/17/2017 5:01 am

She was doing fine. Thanx. The fireman was just guessing, but he was right. I think!

wickedeasy replies on 3/20/2017 12:43 pm:
I hope so. do you think he hopes so?

sweet_VM 62F
80942 posts
3/17/2017 8:39 am

What a cool looking car.. Most of them are only found down in CA. We still have a few up here in Canada. Story was awesome.. You never know what is happening behind close doors do you! hugssss V

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azriel1970 49M  
29865 posts
3/19/2017 6:25 am

I like the way you make me think.

wickedeasy replies on 3/20/2017 12:44 pm:
and I like that you bother to think.......

christylovesfun 47F  
16837 posts
3/22/2017 2:00 pm

Im fair to middling. I have a good chiropractor. He helps.

Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
Her infinite variety. Other women cloy
The appetites they feed, but she makes hungry
Where most she satisfies. For vilest things
Become themselves in her, that the holy priests
Bless her when she is riggish. ~~ from Antony & Cleopatra

wickedeasy replies on 3/22/2017 3:36 pm:
get a lawyer sweetcheeks.

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