Molly made it to the McCreedy’s yard just as the distant town clock tower gave a double chime. At the same moment, Angel’s long-limbed figure came into view from the opposite side of the yard followed by her younger sisters, Bets, and Paige. The trio nodded a silent hello to Molly, and together the four of them entered the barn together.
Inside the barn, a group of about twenty had gathered in the shadowy space whose darkness was periodically interrupted by shafts of blue moonlight seeping through the cracked and weather-worn roof.
“As you all know, we are here to discuss a very serious matter,” proclaimed Miss Cups’ confident voice, quieting the din produced by small talk and greetings from the meeting’s attendees. She stood on the far side of the barn from where Molly had entered atop makeshift stage supplied by farmer McCreedy’s dilapidated tractor. Seeing that she had everyone’s attention, Miss Cups continued, “So far, three of our number have fallen prey to the vile beast posing as the human Mrs. Mary Carter. This alien creature has taken up residence in our fair and humble community, keeping hoards of maddening parakeets, and poisoning felines every chance she gets!” Miss Cups swished her tail with agitation, punctuating her words.
Happy Sunday All! I hope you enjoyed this excerpt from my short story, The Carter File. You can read the whole story at one of the following links:
This story was originally a writing challenge between my friend Renee and I (the other half of DuelingLibrarians.net). Every so often we challenge each other to write a story off of a prompt, image, or from a particular genre. The Carter File is the result of our Conspiracy Theory Challenge. You can read Renee’s story on the Dueling Librarians site.
Thank you for participating! I look forward to reading all of your excerpts. WeWriWa/8!