Thursday, October 16, 2014

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night - Halloween Serial Chapter Two by Teri Wilson

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night – Halloween Serial Chapter Two

Teri Wilson



“Oh.” Ellie glanced at the foreboding mansion at the top of the hill and really wished it didn’t look so much like the house in the movie Psycho. “Actually, yes. I’m going to the party.”

“Super. Climb on in.” Mr. Tall, Dark, and Handsome grinned. At least she assumed he was tall. It was kind of hard to tell since he was behind the wheel of a fancy sports car. But he wasn’t giving off a Norman Bates vibe, and for now, that would have to be good enough. Her Louboutins weren’t going to fix themselves.

“Thank you,” she said, folding herself into the passenger seat.

“You’re welcome.” His grin widened, revealing a most charming set of dimples, and he shifted the car into drive.

Ellie tried not to stare. She really did. But now that she’d gotten a closer look at him, she couldn’t help but notice how very much he looked like Ryan Gosling. That had to be a good sign, right?

She swallowed and aimed her gaze out the windshield. The storm had really picked up. Rain pounded against the glass, and the trees outside bent sideways in the wind. Trick-or-treaters went scurrying for cover. By the time they crested the hill, the rain-slicked sidewalks were deserted.

A chill snaked its way up Ellie’s spine. She’d be glad once she was safe inside the grand house and out of this eerie weather.

But when the car reached the sweeping, circular drive, it didn’t stop. Ellie pressed her palm against the window and cast a longing glance at the mansion.

Don’t panic. He lives here. He’s probably taking you to a separate, private entrance.

She forced her lips into a brave smile. “Thank you again for the ride, Mr…um…I’m sorry, I don’t think I caught your name.”

He arched a brow and gave her a sideways glance that sent butterflies swarming in her belly. “You can call me Norman.”


10 comments:

  1. Eeek! That was my little scream of delight at the end. How fun. The jury is still out if she's TSTL. Can't wait for the next installment.

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  2. Mmm. And I have to write the next installment. How should I do it?

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  3. I'm fascinated by the House on the Haunted Hill! Oh my! What's going to happen to our sweet heroine?

    Is Norman the hero...or someone who will do her harm?

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  4. I love doing these serials. They're so much fun!

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  5. LOL! So fun.

    Margaret, I can't wait to see how you move the story!

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  6. Should I laugh or squeal in terror? Decisions, decisions...

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  7. Oh, wow. I hope he's Norman in a good way! Maybe he does want to help her by just going to another house on the hill? Or taking her into the Bat Cave? I hope she at least gets some chocolate out of this night's dire happenings.

    Great job, Teri!

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  8. What fun...can't wait to see what happens next. The next twist in this dark and stormy tale!

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  9. Oh, Debby, the House on Haunted Hill was the first horror movie that scare me! Vincent Price and the head in the box.

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  10. Oooh, Teri. What a great installment. Love the surprise ending. Must have more. Soon. :-)

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