|unfinished (standard:other, 688 words)|
|Author: Kneeling Roses||Added: Aug 31 2005||Views/Reads: 5845/0||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|man gets mysterious call in the middle of the night and his dog (who he is very close to) is missing...|
“Ring,” “Ring”... “Ring.” I felt around in the dark for the phone, guiding my hand with my ears as if I were blind... “Ring, Ring.” “Damn it!” “Where the hell is it?” I asked myself. I was very reluctant to open my eyes, knowing that if I did that it would only take longer to fall back to sleep. “Ring, ring.” “UGGH!!!” I sat up and opened my eyes; I was able to make out the dark shadow of the receiver contrasting the pale yellow of the wall behind it, I reached down for the phone, and the very moment my fingers extended to grasp it, it stopped ringing! “Flippin-a!” I exclaimed as I tossed the phone towards the foot of the bed. “Wonder who that was...” I added as I sank back down into my pillow. I had caller ID but was too tired to go looking for the phone now, there's no telling where it landed. And as I drifted back off to sleep, my heart slowing itself back to normal, I thought to myself, “I hope it wasn't Mr. Edwards wanting me to come into the office today, cause I'm sure as hell not going, I'm supposed to be on vacation and nothings gonna ruin it for me!” “Ring, Ring...” “DAMN IT!” I was insistent on not opening my eyes this time, I felt around with my feet at the foot of the bed knowing it had landed somewhere in that area. “Ah-hah!” “Gotcha!” I braced the phone between the bed and the inside of my foot and slid it up the bed to where I could reach it w/ my hand. I answered it... “Hello?” I said clearing my throat. A mysterious voice on the other end of the line said, “It's three a.m. Saturday morning... Do you know where your dog is?” “What?” “Who is this?” I asked in frustration. “Click.” “Hello?” Hello?!” “Beeep... Beep, beep, beep, beep...” The line went dead. UGGH!! I threw the phone back to the foot of the bed. “Damned kids and there prank calls!” “Who in their right mind would be making a prank call at 3 o'clock in the morning for Gods sake?” I asked myself as I stared at the ceiling lying on my back. I knew it was a prank... it had to be... I just saw Rocky not but an hour ago. I put him out right before I went to bed. That's right, Rocky's in the backyard, probably still sleeping... “Isn't he?” I asked myself out loud. I couldn't sleep. A voice in the back of my head was screaming at me to get up and find out. I rolled out of bed and paced across the room to the window. I pulled up the blinds and peered out into the darkness... I couldn't see a thing. I unlatched the window locks, lifted it open and called for my beloved companion. “Rocky!”... “Rocky?!” “Hey buddy... Come on...” “Where are you buddy?” I whispered to myself. “This is insane!” I said pitching my robe across my back. I went to the garage and grabbed a mini-spotlight from the shelf, then ventured into the backyard... “Rocky?!” “Rocky, here boy!” I yelled piercing the dark with a beam of light that I weaved back and forth across my half acre lawn. “Rrruff, Ruff, Ruff!” I heard it sharply out of my right ear. “Rocky?” I ran around the side of the house where the bark came from. “Is that you?” I turned the corner, and with that a huge dark creature leapt up at me, only to be stopped by a chain link fence in between us... “Rrruff, Ruff, Ruff!” I had mistaken the neighbor's dog's bark with Rocky's. “Hey buddy... have you seen Rocky anywhere?” I reached over the fence and gave him a scratch behind the ears. Just then my spotlight went out... I stupidly looked into the light and started to bang it on the side. It recovered and was shining right into my eyes, I dropped the light in pain and stumbled backward tripping over a loose rock in the dirt. Tweet
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