23 September 2014

Tuesday's Tales ~ Picture Prompt

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This week is our picture prompt  and my snippet moves on a bit from last week My heroine has found a deserted place where she can safely release her unwanted passenger from the boot/trunk of her car.
Quarter of an hour later she spotted a turnoff that appeared to head in the general direction of a wood.
“Turning off,” she sang out.  “Hopefully I’ll be able to let you out if there’s no one around. Just hang in there.”
Encouraged by the bumpy track Kate slowed right down and came to a stop beside row of overgrown bushes. Not a known public recreation area, more likely private property, she thought as she slid from the car and raced round to lift the boot lid. Light bounced off nearby water. A lake? A pond? Did that mean she had stopped near someone’s house? She hoped not.
Sweat shone slick and damp on the man’s skin. His eyes remained closed and he didn’t shift when she struggled to remove the case she’d wedged behind his back.
“Damn.” Her curse echoed on the humid air. She’d forgotten to get a knife to cut his ropes. Dashing to passenger door Kate delved into her bag and came up with her nail scissors. The nylon cords binding the victim may not be very thick, but she expected her small pair of scissor would struggle to cut through them. Not sure what she was looking for Kate searched her surroundings for something that might cut through the bonds more easily. A long dilapidated shed, its wooden doors all hanging off the hinges, and the corrugated tin sheeting on the roof looked as though it my dissolve into dust if something touched it. It looked too lonely and neglected to be part of someone’s home.
With a sigh she cast another assessing glance at the man and found herself under observation.
“I sincerely hope you were not the person who knocked me senseless this morning. At least I presume it was this morning.”
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morgan said...

How humbling it would be for the man to realize a woman knocked him out. Good deal with her forgetting a knife that shows what a panicky rush she was in. :)

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks Morgan.

Jillian said...

oooh, I like this. It sounds like another good read from you. I can't wait to see how this moves along.

V.L. Locey said...

Great excerpt! I can`t wait to see where things go from here.

Jean Joachim said...

You have sucked me in! I need to know who he is and why he's in her boot. And the nail scissors, stroke of genius! This is a great story. Looking forward to more.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks Jillian

SherryGLoag said...

Thanks Vicki :-)

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks Jean. An working on 'more' LOL.

Flossie Benton Rogers said...

Aha! Well done. This promises to be an interesting story!

Sarah Cass said...

Great excerpt that leaves me with plenty of questions. The lack of a knife shows the definite lack of forethought in her behavior.

chrysnjay said...

Fascinating snippet. I was sorry about the 300 word limit. I wanted to keep reading.
Love the nail scissors part. The photo prompt looks like it was made for this scene. Great job!
Trisha Faye

SherryGLoag said...

Awe Trisha, what a nice thing to say. :-)