She kept checking her phone and email, wishing someone would make contact.
It had been several hours now. She kept a very close eye on her phone: checking recent calls, texts, and opening up her email app every several minutes and checking both her primary inbox and spam. But there hadn’t been anything. Nothing.
She had a right to feel upset and anxious about this. I mean, she’s stranded on some road and her family hadn’t responded to her calls. She tried texting, and when they didn’t answer after she sent several messages, which clearly stated how dire the situation was, she emailed. All of them. Several times. And again, no answer from any of them.
She did all this while freezing in her pickup truck, and got exasperated. She tightened her grip on her phone and contemplated tossing it out the window. Rational thought eventually came back to her, and she took a deep breath and tried calling her boyfriend. The one number she hasn’t tried. She knew he was at work, which was why she didn’t try his number until now.
As the phone rang, she against all hope that he would pick up. But it went to voicemail, like all the other calls. She cursed out loud, and dropped her phone on the seat. Fighting back tears, she pulled the zipper up on her coat all the way, took a deep breath, and stepped out of her car. She was hit with a cold wind, and she began shivering instantly. Instead of panicking, she looked around.
Her car had suddenly died in the middle of the road, and was surprised not a single car had driven by yet. It had been several hours. There were open fields on both sides of the road. It was foggy off in the distance. There were power lines, too. Those had to lead to a town ahead, right? She went back to the car, got in, grabbed her phone and checked how much battery she had left. It was at 53%. It would have to do. She sighed and retrieved her purse from the back seat, got out, and checked in the trunk to see if there was a water bottle laying around. Luckily, there were two. She grabbed them and put them in her purse. She put her phone in there as well. She had her ID and her debit card on her, so she hoped she’d be able to get something if there was a town ahead.
She locked her car, and started walking, hands in her pockets and purse slung across her body. But aside from the wind, she thought she heard something. She was afraid to turn around, so she kept walking. But it seemed to get louder the faster she walked. It was a voice, and it sounded like moaning. Her heart beating fast, she started jogging. After a few minutes, the moaning stopped. It was just the wind. She stopped to catch her breath, and she figured she’d check her phone. She was surprised to see a message from her dad. She checked it, and it read, “Are you ok? I called the police. Thanks to the location you sent us, they know where you are so don’t move. Just wait, they’re coming.”
Crap. She turned around to head back to her car, but stopped short when she saw a shadow-like figure where she had just come from. It didn’t seem to notice her. “Hell no.” She turned back around and ran. She hoped the police would be able to find her and conclude that she may have walked off. No way in hell was she going to wait for whatever that was to notice her and presumably kill her.
After running for a little ways she slowed to a jog. She figured she’d better keep up a steady pace, just in case. It was getting darker. She took out her phone and turned on the flashlight. When she shined it ahead of her, she stopped dead and let out a small yelp. She immediately covered her mouth with her free hand. What was in front of her all of a sudden was that shadow figure. It was still at a distance, but how it got there, she hadn’t the slightest idea. She was extremely frightened now. It turned toward her; it had yellow eyes and was humanoid. She blinked, and it was suddenly right in front of her. She yelled again and tried not blink away the tears in her eyes. Now that it was right in front of her, it also looked like smoke. They both stared at each other, and she backed up a ways. She tripped over her own two feet as she backed up and fell backwards. She screamed and instinctively shut her eyes. There was a loud crack, and everything went black.
Hey guys! I’m semi-back from a long break I needed to take. Posts on this blog will be sporadic until things settle down. I started school and it’s my last semester. I hope to bring you more thought provoking prompts that test my writing and story writing ability. 🙂 I hope you enjoyed this prompt, and I’ll see you soon!