First Line Friday : 8th June

Over to Dylan for his challenge this week

The video footage was grainy, but Taylor recognized them easily. 

They had been his neighbours then. Twenty years ago, and they hadn’t changed.
He’d had his suspicions, but no-one listened or believed him. They all thought the shock of losing his family had turned his head.
Joe and Simon Darke they had called themselves. Two brothers new to the neighbourhood, renting the house next door.
Darke by name, dark by nature, creatures of the dark hours. They gave him the creeps with their cowled cloaks, silent shoes and piercing dark eyes. They only went out at night, always together, never alone.
His daughter fell for Joe, the younger of the two. Jade, his beautiful daughter, the apple of his eye, pulled into a relationship she could not, would not, explain. Her once happy smile disappeared and she became a sullen shadow of herself as Joe’s hold stole her from him.
Darlene, his wife, tried to intervene, but fell foul of Simon. She threatened to report them to the authorities, get their lease revoked. He laughed in her face.
Two days later she was dead, Jade was missing and the two brothers had vanished without a trace.

Now they were back. And on his watch.
Taylor rewound the tape.
He watched it again, and again.
He would find them before they tore other families apart with their cult following.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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