Thursday, March 28, 2013
CHANCES ARE excerpt
He had been following her for days. Young,
beautiful, and deliciously unaware of anything outside her field of vision or
interest. Without a doubt, she had no clue that her life was about to make a
hairpin turn and dead end abruptly.
It angered him that she was so careless and ill
informed. Did she not watch television news or read newspapers? How could she
not know that the most horrific killer of the 21st century had
invaded London? A modern day Jack the Ripper had paralyzed the city, bringing
terror to every heart. Why didn’t she know about him? How obtuse could she be?
Ordinarily he liked his ladies worldly and
intelligent. Smart women provided that extra spark of excitement. A combination
of skills, intellect, and beauty was a must. This one would provide barely any
challenge whatsoever. And though beautiful, her physical attributes didn’t fit
his needs. Normally he wouldn’t even consider her. So why this woman? He didn’t
yet know. Perhaps it was her complete disregard of his existence. It was as if
she were deliberately snubbing him. He didn’t take kindly to such ill manners.
He was no one to be trifled with or taken for granted. She would pay for the
Her routine rarely varied. She left her home at
seven in the morning, stopped on the way for a coffee and pastry at Louie’s
Drive-thru and arrived at work at seven thirty. The office she worked in was on
the third floor. The light would come on at exactly seven thirty-three and he
wouldn’t see her again until noon. That was when she came out of the office and
dashed across the street for her take-out deli. Five minutes later, she’d run
back to her office and there she would stay until she left at six.
When she arrived home, which was only five blocks
from her office, she would be there till morning. She had no visitors and
received very little mail. At ten o’clock, she would turn off a mind numbing
television show or put aside the book she had been
reading, visit the bathroom one last time, and then be in bed by ten-fifteen at
She worked too many hours, ate unhealthy food,
didn’t get enough exercise, and spent too much time alone. Without a doubt, she
needed a caretaker, someone who would work with her, shape and mold her, revealing
her true potential.
When her time came to leave him, he would make
sure he gave her a proper send off. As she breathed her last breath, she would
look up into his eyes and see his immense regard for her. In her last moments,
she would know and acknowledge his greatness and be grateful he had chosen her.
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