Wednesday, October 15, 2014

It Was A Dark and Stormy Night—Halloween Serial Chapter One


It Was A Dark and Stormy Night—Halloween Serial Chapter One

Lenora Worth

It was a dark and stormy night. Ellie Autumn was late for the big Halloween party since her orange VW bug had broken down on Spirit Road. Wanting to be fashionably late, not REALLY late, Ellie hurried along the narrow ribbon of a road that wound up to the big house on the bluff just outside of town.

Unfortunately, she’d broken a heel on one of her black Louboutin stilettoes. Hard to walk with one flat heel and one five-inch heel. Forced to carry her shoes in her stunning midnight black handbag, Ellie could feel each pebble and stick against her black and white striped tights.

“I’m going to this party, no matter what,” she said into the eerie wind. Everyone in Sleepy Holler wanted to meet the man who’d purchased the deserted Maze mansion and renovated it into a really nice but kind of creepy home. Ellie especially wanted to meet him since he had one quality she loved in a man. He was single.

Ellie checked her bright candy-corn gel nails and ignored the little kids running around like munchkins.(Her perfect manicure matched her car and the pumpkin-shaped sequins on her black dress.) Wishing she’d remembered to put a little more gas in the VW, Ellie sighed. “I need help. I shouldn’t be walking alone on this dark, tree-shadowed road. I’m TSTL!”

     A sleek black sportscar pulled up and stopped. The passenger-side door opened with a creak. “May I give you a ride?”
Ellie glanced into the car, her eyes meeting those of the man at the wheel. “I don’t accept rides with strangers.”

Not even handsome, dark-haired strangers with incredibly gentle but deeply dark brown eyes.

“I live up there,” he said with a smile. “That is where you’re headed, right?”


16 comments:

Pamela Tracy said...



Oh, I can ever hear the mood music! Great beginning.

Christine Johnson said...

What fun! I can't wait to see what happens next.

Lenora said...

Thanks, Ladies. Always fun to be involved in one of these serials!

Julie Hilton Steele said...

Too stupid to live heroines never know they are TSTL. I have hope for her.

Keli Gwyn said...

What an exciting beginning!

Teri Wilson, author said...

I love the start of this Lenora. Tomorrow is my turn to continue torturing our heroine...
*insert evil Halloween laugh*

Terri Reed said...

OOOh, spooky.

Lenora said...

Yay, Julie Hilton Steele, or should I say JHS, you will receive a copy of my "Deadly Holiday Reunion." Please e-mail me with your address. You can go through my website but you might already have my e-mail. I hope our dear Ellie will mature and become a little more down to earth and sensible before the night is over. Heeheeeheee!

Missy Tippens said...

A great kickoff! Can't wait for more!

Jolene Navarro said...

This is so much fun! Makes me want to start a Pinterest board! Can't wait for Teri's!

Margaret Daley said...

I love the beginning. Thanks, Lenora.

Dana Mentink said...

Way to get us started! :)

squiresj said...

Sounds like a good book. And I will always be greatful I got to write about my Mom before her homecoming and have peace to encourage me.
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Jean C. Gordon said...

Can't wait for today's installment.

Sandra Orchard said...

LOL, Lenora, love how you managed to get your passion for shoes in there! :D

Lenora said...

Thanks, Sandra. I needed something quirky to write and this came along at the right time :) Glad everyone is enjoying our fun read :)