Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Woman in Red--Part III


The woman collected the meat packet from the cool space beneath her house. Lingered in the dank until she shivered. Back inside the house she sat at the table and untied the string, spread open the waxed cloth. She smiled at the small shoulder bone with bits of meat still clinging to it. Lamb or goat, no doubt. It would make a tasty stew. With lentils and barley maybe.
            She walked over to the hearth. Peered up at the shelf of cooking items. She stood on tiptoe and rolled her fingers against the pot’s side to draw it to her. Carried it back to the table. She brought the urn of water to where the pot and meat package were.
            When she lifted the bone she discovered the note. Tinged pink from the meat. She unfolded the parchment. Smoothed it on the table top. It was instructions. For her deliverance. Written in Dan’s hand. By the time she read the last word, her heart was pounding.

3 comments:

sandbox gems said...

just caught up with these 3 posts and I can't wait to find out what happens. Great story and writing--it drew me in.

writingdianet said...

Yep! This story was too long to save until Friday. Glad you like it. I really like the next two segments:) Enjoy, friend!

sandbox gems said...

I am enjoying it and you write very well--kudos to you! Can't wait to read more! Saw your comment on my blog and thought I'd respond here--YES--get Unbroken--it is a great read and I think most men would like it too. I loved it and found it captivating. Highly recommend.

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