Friday, September 2, 2011

100 Word Challenge: On the Trail

Lightning strike. Via Cafrine - Flickr
Continued from my last 100 Word Challenge: "Game Change."

“We have a deal then, Reyes?”

And she’d shaken her new…Boss’s hand. Thought of old stories. Faust. Theophilius.

Thought more about Rory—who should’ve been west of the Mississippi by then—bleeding on the floor before the Boss’s desk.

She saw his face now, in the churning river beneath the ruin of the bridge. The man had always been nothing but trouble for her; he’d poached her purse last time they were together. Still…

Lightning split open the sky, forcing her retreat to the rotting remains of a nearby house.

Her hunt would have to wait until the storm passed.


Tara R. said...

I liked the references to Faust and Theophilius. Very eerie piece.

L. M. Leffew said...

Thank you, Tara.

Sarah Cass said...

Oh, chilling. Definitely intrigued by this character. Love the tension of the piece!

Lance said...

There is a steady intensity in this that made me want to read another 100 words....very well written

L. M. Leffew said...

Thanks, Lance. That does give me some impetus to continue this little serial.

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