Welcome! Thanks for stopping by. This week we continue with a short excerpt from my WIP, "Too Late for Goodbye" and the word prompt "Grab." Don't forget to visit the wonderful authors of Tuesday Tales. Scroll down for a link below.
The next morning, after Angela left for work, Jackie bundled up and went for a walk. Though she still walked with a slight limp, she was determined to get her smooth stride back. Then she did some hand exercises as she perused the want ads on Angela’s computer. I have to get a job.
“You’re home early. Are you okay? Jackie asked her friend.
“I’m fine. The police are here. They want to ask you a few questions. They’ve brought someone else, too,” Angela said, stepping back, holding the door open.
Two uniformed officers entered, followed by an older couple. Jackie stood up from the computer table and grabbed her cane. There was a gasp from the man and the woman burst into tears. Jackie stared at them, fear coursing through her veins.
“Do you recognize these people?” One officer asked her.
“Oh my God. Jackie. Jackie, darling. My sweet girl,” the woman moaned.
“Seems they’re your parents,” the other officer chimed in.
Jackie froze, unable to suck air into her lungs. Her heart beat doubled, pounding in her ears.
“This is Betty and Bill Tremont. They live in Pine Grove. They’ve just reported you missing.”