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
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 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 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
Heidi's Weekend Retreat - Part 3Heidi looked at the bowl in front of her, the steam rising from the pasta and meat sauce combination, before she leaned in and started to suck one length of spaghetti up between her lips. “Mhngree” she mumbled as she looked at the others.Heidi's Weekend Retreat - Part 3 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Oh you are going to pay for this sis,” Amy said as she began to eat the meal as well, and soon the whole table was digging in, their faces either in the bowls sucking up the meal, or else looking round as the sauce covered mouths chewed on the pasta and meat.
“It’s good food,” Coral said as a drop of sauce dropped onto the scarf covering her clothes, “but I am glad I have this bib on. You’re going to have a hell of a job cleaning these afterwards, though.”
“You have no idea,” Veronica said as the meal continued, the younger girls digging in with more enthusiasm as the older women took more care. Eventually, however, the bowls were empty, and as they looked round
I Told You...“Oh come on, Betty, it will be exciting. Nothing can possibly go wrong, Betty. It will be a blast Betty - we will be the heroes of the...”I Told You... in Short Stories More Like This
“All right, all right - so I goofed. I’m sorry - but we need to find a way out of this.”
Veronica looked at her friend, as the man pulled her hands behind her back and she heard the ripping sound of silver tape coming off a roll, and let out a sigh. Betty was right, in a way - she had persuaded her to come into this, and now they were both in trouble.
Them and their friend Ethel...
The day had started just like any other at Burnfield College - the students walking in, chatting to each other and looking forward to their classes. For Veronica Berry, the first class of the day was Drama - a subject she tried her best at, but even she had to admit she was better at the technical and writing side then the acting.
That was the forte of her two best friends - Betty Drake and Ethel Corman. They had been friends for years,
Like Grandmother, Like Granddaughter“Now admit it, Claire - for a sixty two year old, I make this outfit look good!”Like Grandmother, Like Granddaughter in Short Stories More Like This
Claire had to shake her head as she sat opposite her grandmother in the coffee shop, watching the other shoppers going by in the mall. “All right, I admit it - you do look good in that outfit, but you’re as bad as Mum.”
“What, for dressing well?”
“No,” Clare said as she shook her head, “for dressing the same way I do.” She was wearing a white woollen poncho over her roll necked sweater, the seam running up the back as it covered her top half. Her legs were inside a pair of snug light fawn leggings, while the lower half were in a pair of slightly baggy black leather boots, which had brown tops that came up over her knees. Her brown hair was held back by a white Alice band, as she held her cup of Mocha and sipped it.
“Hold that thought,” her grandmother said as she answered her mobile phone. “Hel