Keep Out!

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J Hardy Carroll

“Someone’s coming up the front driveway,”  whispered Kathy to Wayne.

Jack was in the basement where he kept cool on hot days. As usual, he would be no help.

Cell phones didn’t work inside their cement and rusted metal fortress. No way to summon help.

And that window that was so rusted it wouldn’t close anymore; it could be pried open.

“Just wait,” replied Wayne.  “No one could believe anyone actually lives here.”

She gave him “the look” and sat down at her computer, thinking she would send an email to her friend, Sandy, just in case something went wrong.


About Life in the 50's and beyond...

Welcome to Life in the 50's and 60's and beyond .... where I write about my childhood memories, music of the 60's and about life in the country. I am a mother, grandmother, farmer's wife, business owner, and retired teacher.
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11 Responses to Keep Out!

  1. plaridel says:

    i guess being confined and holed up in a place can make one imagine things. 🙂


  2. pennygadd51 says:

    Description of the building as a “cement and rusted metal fortress” immediately makes one think that they’re expecting trouble at any moment.

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  3. Alice Audrey says:

    Smart woman. That situation is just screaming for something to go wrong.


  4. Laurie Bell says:

    Very mysterious. A part of a bigger story.


  5. granonine says:

    “Just in case” leaves a lot to the imagination 🙂


  6. Liz Young says:

    I hope Sandy can send help in time


  7. I’m definitely left wanting more with this one.


  8. This sounds ominous. I like an open end!

    Click to read my FriFic!


  9. Iain Kelly says:

    Why do they need to hide away? That’s the question that springs to my mind.


  10. James says:

    I’m sensing that if something goes wrong, asking for help via email will be too late.

    Liked by 2 people

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