Too Late


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Too Late

A cool breeze from the lake chilled me to the bone. I hadn’t been down to the docks in ages.

“Creeps me out,” I murmured.

A low rumble began in Bear’s throat. He’d been trotting happily beside me but now stood stock still, legs braced, hackles up with hair standing on end. This wasn’t like him. As if I wasn’t scared enough. I hated the water, especially after what happened the last time I came down here.

The rumble grew louder, escalating into a growl. This isn’t like him.

“Bear!”I gasp with a short, quick breath, but it’s too late.

Written for: Week 25 – 100 Word Wednesday

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26 thoughts on “Too Late

    1. This is an excerpt of one of my many stories as I’m diligently working through my fear of dialogue 😉 However, I liked picking this portion because it’s like those “Choose Your Own Adventure” books from my childhood — you can really choose the way this story progresses: What would you write? 😉

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      1. Me too! My boys liked to use them to make up their own adventures — they find the books of my youth much too limiting — but used to love the idea of having the story starters as they began their own creative writing journeys. Thank you so much for stopping by 🙂

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  1. Oh wow, I love the suspense in this! 😀

    Haha, my aunt has a cat named Bear, so even though I understood that Bear is supposed to be a dog, I imagined a cat – who was possibly spooked by a dog. 😅

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    1. Nice! I’ve never heard of a cat named Bear, but our dog, Darkpaw, was nicknamed Bear by the Veterinary Hospital we take him to — which made it into the story 😉 Thanks so much for your kind words and stopping by 🙂

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