It was the
end of summer and the night was beginning to close in. I was on
my way home with my little sister. We were laughing, chatting and
giggling away contently when I noticed the atmosphere changed.
The warm air became icy and instantly I knew my sister hadn't
felt it since she carried on talking. I suddenly felt the urge to
be back at home, 'Say...' I said, feeling even more uneasy,
'let's race each other home.' I asked Emily.
talking and looked at me, 'Must I?' She whined. I knew she didn't
want to, so I had to come up with some sort of agreement, some
sort of advantage. 'I'll give you a head start...' I stated,
judging by her expression she hadn't changed her mind. 'I'll
carry your shopping.' That had to be it.
answered simply as she pushed her shopping into my chest and took
off in her childish, jumping-like way.
curved around the corner I twisted around. Behind me was the same
white Ute I'd seen at the shops numerous times earlier that
afternoon, the one with scratch marks down the side, a window
tint darker than black and smoke precipitating out the exhaust
pipe. It was following us, I was sure of it. I exhaled a sigh of
relief before realising I was all alone on a near deserted
street. Oh...crap! I chased after Emily as fast as I could,
shopping bags in both hands. If anyone was watching, I'm sure
they would've thought I looked stupid.
approached my house, I quickly shifted to the right, hiding
myself securely behind a wild bush and watched the Ute drive
passed and then stop, probably looking around, to see where I
disappeared to. I'd smirk at my accomplishment, but I was
shivering inside and out, as I was only just now registering what
had just happened. Why was it following us? The question I knew
no one would answer continued repeating itself over and over in
my head, ringing and buzzing in my ears. Finally, it drove up to
the roundabout and turned around, returning to where it came
from, hopefully. I sighed again and after a few short, soft
breaths, I stood up, brushed off and walked as casually as I
could down the drive-way, through the garage and into the
'I'm home!' I
called out as I began unpacking the shopping.
you so long?' Emily asked as she popped herself up onto the
breakfast bar and grabbed a cookie.
was...just...um...thinking…so it um…slowed me down…a bit…I
guess.' I stammered, looking away.
sure...?' Emily eyed me suspiciously. I knew she didn't buy it,
who would? Everyone can see straight through me
sighed after a while, 'you're so weird.'
causally as I put the milk in the fridge, 'I get that a
'Oh! You two
are home. Em, can you go for a shower? Mikki, can you make dinner
tonight? Mum's not feeling well.' My Dad said as he walked passed
the piano and into the living room.
answered. Good. Anything to take my mind off this car. I checked
what we had and started cooking.
Hey Guys! I
know it's short but it's a beginning. I know I have another two
novels on the go and in around a month I'll have four novels up.
I hope you liked this. This story will not be as rushed as the
rest so please, please, please do not lose interest. I will get
to the plot in chapter 2 or maybe 3. Thanks for reading and
please, take two minutes out of your busy day to review. Also, I
KNOW that I'm using the same name "Charles" as in vampire ghost
but so what? Who cares? And I WILL come up with chapter
names...eventually. Critics are welcome. XD