Mark's soulmate - part 2I sat looking at her for a moment, trying desperately to stop my heart busting out from my chest, and then said in a very hoarse voice “Perhaps we can take this a step at a time first.” Picking up another long silk scarf, this one blue, I said “Put your ankles together for me.”Mark's soulmate - part 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Samantha smiled and lifted her legs up, putting her feet on my lap as she shuffled round and relaxed. I wrapped the scarf round her ankles, binding them firmly together as I said “Let’s see how you feel with both your wrist and ankles tied before I do anything else. If you like it, I can carry on - if not, then we can stop there and then.”
“How did it feel when it happened to you the first time,” she said as she wriggled her hose covered toes at me. I hoped to God she did not notice the way that affected me, before saying “Scary as hell - it was an armed man who did it to me and Kristen. In fact, it was that which made me l
Heidi and the Extra Credit - part 1“And here we go again - another summer over, and another year of high school awaits!”Heidi and the Extra Credit - part 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Yeah, I know,” Cindy said as she looked out of the car, “but just imagine what we get to tell the others about our trip!”
“That’s true - they’ll be so jealous of us,” Heidi said as they looked out of the window. The new year was due to start on the Monday, and Natalie’s Aunt Heather had invited the girls to spend the last day of summer vacation at her farm “Doing whatever they wanted” as she put it. Nats had driven up with her mother and Veronica the day before, and now Heidi and Cindy were heading there with Amy and Dorothy for Sunday lunch and an afternoon doing anything except homework and assignments.
“Hey - did I hear a rumour that we’re getting some new teachers this year?”
“You get new teachers every year,” Dorothy said from the front of the car. It was still warm, so all four of the
Party Poopers“Well, I’ll give you full credit, Ellie, that is one hell of a costume for the party.”Party Poopers in Short Stories More Like This
Eleanor blushed at the compliment from Harriet, as she looked at herself in the mirror of her bedroom. The two girls had been invited to a party at a club Eleanor’s father was a member of, and the theme, naturally enough for the time of year, was horror.
“Yeah,” Eleanor said as she looked over at the redhead, “but it’s not exactly me, is it?” She was wearing white nurse’s uniform, the top buttons undone and a thick blue canvas belt around her waist, but there was a stain at the front to represent blood. She had used tomato juice - and the uniform was an old one of her mother’s. Her long brunette hair was pulled back in a ponytail, and she had sued a combination of flour and soot from an old coal fire to make herself look more ghoulish. The outfit was completed by a pair of black fishnet tights and a pair of Edwa
As Time Goes By - Part 11“Uncle Dave? Am I just being stupid, or isn’t there a big flaw to your plan?”As Time Goes By - Part 11 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Dave looked at June, the smile still fixed on his face, and said “go on?”
“Well, if Benson is as well connected as you think he is, isn’t he going to track down you by finding out where the web page is hosted, and then your home address?”
“Do you know, Gina,” Dave said as he looked over to his wife, “our smart niece may have a point. Should we be worried about Mister Benson tracking us down and paying us a visit rather than the ransom?”
“Well, I guess that would be a concern, Dave,” Gina said with a smile, “if we had not taken certain sensible precautions.”
June looked at both of them, before saying “Just where is your web server based anyway?”
“For most purposes, my dear, the server is based way out of this country. For the purposes of Mr Benson, however, the route will take him
As Time Goes By - Part 3“So, is this the first time you have ever been in this situation?”As Time Goes By - Part 3 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“What, held hostage in my own home by a crazy masked woman with a gun,” Carol said quietly. “No, I don’t think I can say this has ever happened to me personally. What about you, Kate?”
Carol turned and looked at her daughter. “What? When did that happen?”
“Earlier today - that was what I was coming round to talk to you about Mum. The jewellery store I work in was robbed this lunchtime. Two men in motorcycle helmets came in, made Bobbi, Dave and me sit on the floor behind the counter, taped our wrists and ankles, and then covered our mouths before they took the contents of the display cabinets.”
“My god,” Carol said as she pulled her daughter closer to her again, “I’m sorry you went through that, darling.”
“It is a little unfortunate,” the masked woman said as
Heidi On The Farm - Part 2Friday, 4 pmHeidi On The Farm - Part 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
There was a cool breeze blowing as Heidi, Jannifer and Cindy made their way back to Heidi’s house after school. They had left Natalie and Alice at the gymnasium, wishing them luck in the competition that afternoon, and then gone to the mall for a short while before heading back - the plan was to meet up with the other two later that evening.
Heidi was wearing a blue and white striped top, black jeans and a pair of black flat shoes, while Cindy had on a white round necked sweatshirt under a knee length pale blue pinafore dress. Her knee length white socks were visible between the hem of her dress and the top of her black felt boots.
As for Jannifer, she was wearing a red top with sleeves that came down to her elbows, and a hood that lay down her back, a short black skirt, black tights and maroon coloured flat shoes. All three were carrying their books as they talked and walked along.
"So what does Natalie have planned, do you think?" asked Jan
Heidi's Housewarming - Part 11As the groups sat talking and eating, Brian nudged Jack and whispered in his ear. He nodded as they left the barbecue for a few minutes, and walked over to the far side of the fenced off garden, carrying a number of items with them.Heidi's Housewarming - Part 11 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Listen,” Alice said as she looked over at Heidi and Cindy, “When are you lot going on your trip?”
“Trip?” Joanne sat down with them and said “What trip?”
“It was a present their mums got - a four week trip to the UK. Veronica and you are going as well, right Nats?”
Natalie nodded as she stretched out on the grass. “That’s right - we’re flying to London, and then going on a tour of the whole country.”
“Are you going to see the girls while you’re over there?”
“No idea,” Heidi said as she looked over, “but we are going to some sort of fancy dance at Holderness Manor, so I guess we’ll see them there.”
Heidi's Weekend Retreat - Part 1This tale is based on an idea sent to me by Suestruggles, so she deserves much of the credit...Heidi's Weekend Retreat - Part 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chloe loaded up the book trolley with the returned volumes, one eye on the small knot of girls that were sitting round oen of the communal tables. They had their notebooks and pads in front of them, but from what little snatches of conversation she could hear the subject under debate was not a class project.
There were five girls there, all good friends of hers, and it was obvious as she pushed the trolley past that they were talking about the coming weekend.
“I wish I could, but Mum and Dad have decided this is a good weekend to visit my Aunt Polly, so we’re heading upstate.” Jannifer wiped her nose with a plain white handkerchief and stuffed it back into the pocket of her jeans, as she put her head in her hands and looked round the table. Her red hair had been pulled back in a ponytail, that hung over the shoulder of her blue denim blouse,
Heidi's Nightmare - part 1Earlier that dayHeidi's Nightmare - part 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Heidi, are you ready to go yet?”
Cindy was standing at the bottom of the stairs, tapping her foot as she waited for her friend to come down from her bedroom. She was wearing a pair of comfortable trousers, her feet sitting in a pair of brown hiking boots with thick socks, and a woolly jumper over her upper body.
“I’m coming, I’m coming,” Heidi said as she ran down the stairs, pulling up the zip on her brown fleece as she did so. She had a pair of khaki shorts on, as well as hiking boots, and she smiled as she took the rucksack Amy was holding.
“It’s good of you two to volunteer to help with the junior hike today,” Dorothy said as she came in from the kitchen, and handed Cindy a second rucksack, “but make sure you’re back by dinner time tonight.”
“Oh come on Mum,” Cindy said quietly, “they’re a bunch of freshmen, and our Geography teacher is with us. How much troub
Heidi's Weekend Retreat - Part 2There were three very recognisable women lying on the bed, Natalie nestled between Veronica and Katherine. All three were dressed identically, in powder blue vest tops and shorts, with nothing covering their feet.Heidi's Weekend Retreat - Part 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
There was no acknowledgement of the new arrivals - not too surprising, given that all three of them were very tightly bound, gagged and blindfolded. Heidi looked closely at her aunt, whose wrist and elbows were tied together behind her beck, her fists clenched into little balls where they were firmly lashed to the small of her back. More ropes encircled her arms and chest, keeping them fixed firmly in place to her body.
Their ankles had been lashed together side by side, and their legs bound tightly above and below their knees. Those knees were resting against their stomachs, with rope snaking around their midriffs and under their legs, while a further length went from their ankles up their bottoms to their wrists.
“Nice ball ties,” Amy said as she looked at K