Fiction Friday

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Hotel in the Middle of the Street

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So I desperately flagged down a taxi. To the driver, I said ‘take me to the cheapest hotel here.’ After what seemed like days, he finally reached a hotel in the middle of a vibrant street, bursting at its seams with shops, kiosks, food stalls, and lots of what looked to me like vagabonds.
How did I get here? First off, in an unsafe hotel on a bustling street. Lastly, in a petite room with only 3 stupid channels. I spent my whole day cooked up here gasping for some oxygen and praying that I don’t pass out or that I don’t get jacked. Thinking back on the fact that the only meal I’ve had was an oatmeal bar. I guess that’s why I am not in grouchy bear mode. Smirk!
I just can’t sleep. I keep tossing and turning from one end to the other of my bed. I keep hearing footsteps go past my room. Now this was a real doozy, all that stood between me and any impending danger was a flimsy wooden door. The night seemed against me, the heavy, cloying heat dragging my skin. I think a movie is on, “7 pounds”. I am looking at the screen but they are just images flashing by.
The real movie was in my memory. I remember her; her lovely heart-shaped face. The one I thought could do no wrong. Forever was her name, or so I thought. I remember her face, her smile. That cold, rigid smile as she pulled the trigger, never breaking eye contact with me.
And then my breath stops. I can feel it, as I hear a set of footsteps stop right outside my door, waiting. Is this what bass drums sound like; my heart beating heavy against my chest.
And then—
SMASH!!

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This was a story written by a friend of mine for a competition. Please vote for him by clicking here

PS: I’m dedicating the Fiction Friday Posts in November to my friends who wrote for the competition. Please be kind and vote for the stories you like.

Thank you! 🙂

Have a pleasant weekend!

~M.

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8 thoughts on “Fiction Friday

    Papberry said:
    November 12, 2016 at 1:11 AM

    Enjoy your weekend as well😊

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    Light Ministry Blog said:
    November 12, 2016 at 1:30 AM

    Very creative and entertaining…worthy of praise! Good job, M!

    Steve 🙂

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      Dainty M responded:
      November 13, 2016 at 2:07 PM

      Thanks Steve! I also found it really creative and had to share 😉

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        Light Ministry Blog said:
        November 15, 2016 at 9:02 PM

        Enjoy your day, M!

        Steve 🙂

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        Dainty M responded:
        November 16, 2016 at 7:11 PM

        Thank you Steve. Wish you same!

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    Abai TV said:
    November 14, 2016 at 10:33 AM

    Me likey

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      Dainty M responded:
      November 14, 2016 at 4:32 PM

      Glad you do! Please vote 😛

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