|Roses are Red (standard:horror, 2346 words) [1/3] show all parts|
|Author: Welis||Updated: Nov 22 2004||Views/Reads: 1949/1232||Part vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|'Roses are Red' is a story about two young people and how they come together to get trough many problems in their relationship, from their childhoods to murder.|
Roses are Red Prologue “Hey, Bill. Are you going to grill today?” I asked glancing up from the novel I was reading. “Yeah, probably. What are you in the mood for?” “I don't know. Oh! I have a huge craving for steak!” I said with a little too much excitement sitting up at the thought. I love a big, juicy steak. Growing up in Texas, it really just grew on me. Lately though, I haven't been getting around to do the things that I once wanted to. I looked around, admiring the beautiful landscaping of our yard, noticing the minuscule things that needed to be finished or cleaned up. I used to be such a perfectionist. “A place for everything and everything in its place” was my motto, and I lived up to it. I sighed. One of those ‘look at what all needs to be done' kind of sighs. I flipped my long blonde hair behind my shoulders out of the way and resumed my spot on the page. It was then that I noticed, in my peripheral vision, Steve, our neighbor, approaching the natural wooden privacy gate, standing wide open. “Hey, Susan. What have you two been doing lately? I haven't seen you out and about the past few days. I was getting kind of worried, like you were hurt or something. I decided to come over and see you guys since your gate was open. Anyways, my mom says hi.” I tossed Bill a ‘this is all your fault' kind of glare. He had carried out the trash earlier and had apparently forgotten to close the gate behind him. That's Steve, just the world's most annoying man. I know he means well, but ohmigosh! God went the whole nine, irritating yards when he created this guy. You know the type, that innocent yet degrading smile, thick, black rimmed glasses, and the skinniest body any guy could possibly have. I silently giggled. Bill's body is in pristine condition. He had those toned biceps, ripped abs, and bulging pecs that could make any woman's legs feel like jello. I'm just glad that I'm the woman he chose to spend the rest of his life with. “So, what have you been up to, Steve?” Trying to make it apparent that he was not wanted here. “Oh, you know. This and that. I've been working off and on. Can't seem to keep a job, but I need one to be able to pay for my mother who is in a home because I can't keep track of her meds myself.” He commented as he was helping himself to the extra metal lawn chair and sat down. “I don't know how I will keep up with the financial bit and take care of myself...” I kept the fake grin of understanding on that always came in handy whenever Steve was around and talking. I wonder if he realizes that noone is actually paying attention to what he is saying? I tuned out his words with the thought of having that huge steak in my lap, just the thought of the aroma making its way to my nose was making my mouth water. “Look at what you've done to your yard. The magnolias are just heavenly. Oh, and look at that Abelia! It's beautiful! And just look at your rose bush. What are these, they are huge.” He said getting up and approaching the roses. “I can't even dream about keeping mine blooming this big so late in the year. What kind of fertilizer are you using?” There was a brief pause and I looked over at Steve, for something had silenced him which is unusual, and saw him bent over, looking at the roses. “Hey, Sue?” He asked in a very puzzled voice. I glanced sharply at Bill and walked over to see what he was calling me for. “What is that? It looks like a ... oh my god... a finger! What the hell?” I looked down at the base of the bush to see what he was carrying on about, and sure enough, there it was. A human finger was protruding out of the ground, as if it were pointing at someone. I slowly started backing away from the garden and out of the way of Bill. Click here to read the rest of this story (184 more lines)
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