Story Starter #11

Fandango is our host for the Tuesday Story Starter Challenge.

This week’s Story Starter teaser is:

Peeking through the window, her surprise turned to horror when…
He’d said he wasn’t feeling well so she finished work early to look after him.
Before letting herself in through the back door, a movement in the bedroom caught her eye. Peeking through the window, her surprise turned to horror when she realised what she was looking at.
Her clothes were strewn across the bed and he was completely naked as he handled them all. He was surprisingly gentle, admiring each one as he held it up against him in front of the mirror. Luckily, he didn’t see her.
She walked slowly back to the car, unlocked it and got inside.
She didn’t know what to do.
Should she go back to work and pretend she hadn’t seen?
Confront him?
Make a racket as she went inside to give him time to compose himself?
The fact was she couldn’t unsee what she’d seen, and knew she could not live a lie.
She loved him, and knew he loved her.
Making up her mind, she got out of the car.
He was her brother regardless, and she was all he had since their parents died.

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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21 Responses to Story Starter #11

  1. Maggie says:

    Great story, Di. Made me ask ‘what would I do’?

  2. I’m glad that she decided to support him. They only have each other after all

  3. ladysighs says:

    I think a small racket at first – building to a LARGE RACKET.

  4. That was AMAZING! What an excellent short story! Bravo! 😀

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