Behind the store, I open the packaging for the scissors and begin sawing through my hair. If this works, I’ll be able to get it straightened. If not, I won’t care what my hair looks like anyway. I do look wistfully at the locks on the pavement. Already my head feels lighter and clearer. Feeling better prepared, I return to the Evans’ house.
There’s no signage for a burglar alarm, but I’m betting they have one. I could probably disarm it, but it’s safer to evade it. I wait in the backyard, peering into the kitchen. Mrs. Evans is moving around and when her back is turned, I slip in the back door and hide behind the coat rack.
And her plan proceeds....this is such an interesting story! Thanks for the excerpt...ReplyDelete
I so admire how you're portraying her necessary evolution from the life she knew and left behind. Tense, bittersweet and strong.ReplyDelete
Sounds like the plan is unfolding!ReplyDelete
Hmm, wonder just how much of a plan she has, and how quickly it will all go wrong?ReplyDelete
I know she has a plan, but I can't help but wonder what will happen to stop her.ReplyDelete
It would seem she's up to no good, but if she's the POV character, I doubt it.ReplyDelete
Now what? This is an interesting story.ReplyDelete
Now I'm really worried. I keeping thinking she won't be able to go through with it, but you're definitely keeping us in suspense.ReplyDelete
Hope this works out for her. Tweeted.ReplyDelete
Ooh, sounds a bit creepy. What is she up to?ReplyDelete
I don't understand what she's doing, but I'm sure she must have a plan. Intriguing.ReplyDelete
I'm another one in the not-certain-what-she's-up-to but intrigued camp! Great excerpt!ReplyDelete
Love the buildup in tension. Good snippet.ReplyDelete
I like how she transforms herself into the warrior version from the future, to do something dangerous in the present.ReplyDelete