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Monday, April 21, 2014


Welcome to Tuesday Tales. This week is a picture prompt. While this pic didn't fit into my current stories, it does fit well into one I'm planning. The story doesn't have a title yet, but it does have a plot. Thanks for coming. Return to Tuesday Tales and the awesome writers there HERE.  
Kay pulled the car off the road onto the shoulder. Risa opened the door and threw her backpack out onto the scruffy grass.  She looked at the mountains and sighed. "Now that's a skyline."
"You sure I'm not going to get arrested for this?" Kay asked.
"Nope. I'm over twenty-one. All you did was give me a lift. You had no idea I wasn't going back."
 Kay put her hand on her niece's arm. "Do you have to do this?"
Risa smiled. "Yep. From here on, I'm not Marisa. Just Risa, a cowgirl with no past."
"Do you have to walk away from everything?"
"I'll be in touch. But only if I think you're phone isn't tapped." She laughed. "It's easy walking distance to town from here."
"Your mother's gonna kill me."
"She'll never know it was you, unless you tell her."
"My lips are sealed. I like living." Kay grinned.
She leaned over to hug her aunt then pushed out of the car. 
"Do you need this?" Kay held up a tutu.
"Nope. Got my leotard and stuff. No more tutus. Jeans and plaid shirts from now on." Risa straightened up and stretched her arms above her head. A slight breeze ruffled her long brown hair
"Wait!" She reached in and grabbed a scissors. After throwing her hair over her head, she combed it as even as she could, then cut straight through it. Bouncing her head back, she smiled. "Now no one'll recognize me."
"Holy crap. Did you have to do that?"
"Damn straight." She tossed her unevenly bobbed hair, then hid it beneath a hat. 
"Your mother..."
Risa held her finger to her lips, shut the car door and pointed her scuff-toed cowgirl boots toward town. 
"Good luck, Baby," Kay called. Risa blew her a kiss and kept on walking.
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Lindsay said...

I'm hooked. Where's she running from and where to. Not to mention why.

V.L. Locey said...

Oh wow, I am hooked!

Sarah Cass said...

Wow! What a start. Now I'm anxious for you to get to this one! I want to know more about her and why she's running. Sounds like a girl that knows her own mind. Wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Exciting start to a brand new story. I'm with the others - I'm already hooked and want to know why.

Iris B said...

Love the dialogue ... bit drastic on with hair, but I like the start of the new story :-)

Jillian said...

loving this story so far. As someone who cuts her own hair, I am digging her chop job. LOL

Stefan Ellery said...

I love the start of this story, I can't wait to find out what is going on.

morgan said...

Makes me wonder what sent Risa out on the road. I'm betting her aunt can't keep a secret.

SherryGLoag said...

You managed to pack a whole lot of info into 300 words. Great start and look forward to reading more.

Neva Brown said...

Beautiful blog and interesting content.