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Monday, June 9, 2014

TUESDAY TALES - PICTURE PROMPT

This week we are continuing with our football series, tentatively titled "First and Ten". This is Griff Montgomery's story. This post is limited to 300 words as are all the Tuesday Tales picture prompts. Thank you for stopping by. 
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   Leslie Ferraday looked up at the sky as she walked from the parking lot to the courthouse. Do I still have an umbrella in the trunk? She chewed her lip. This silk suit will be ruined. 
   She came to appear in civil court for a suit she brought against Griff Montgomery. She was trying to get her pug, Zander, back.

Griff had taken possession of the dog. Claimed to have saved his life. Told the police she had neglected the animal. But it was all wrong.

   Her ex-husband, Bob, was to blame. When she heard about her dad being hospitalized, she asked Bob to put Zander in the doggie hotel. She was gone for three weeks, much longer than she expected. Seems in his rush to move to L.A., Bob forgot about Zander, an animal he never liked anyway.
   Tears gathered in her eyes as she considered the possibility of losing the suit. Zander and a half empty house were all she had. She sighed a deep shuddering breath as she approached the courthouse.
   When she turned the corner, she almost ran into Griff Montgomery. The six foot six football player stood, looking devastatingly handsome in a perfectly tailored navy blue suit and white shirt.
   Cameras clicked and reporters swarmed around the charismatic quarterback. Her heart sank as she watched him smile with confidence. Even his stance shouted “winner”. He’s famous. I’m nobody.  I don’t stand a chance.
   A loud crack interrupted her thoughts. The clouds moved in swift, angry bunches, then the heavens opened up. She ran inside in time to avoid being drenched. 
   Her shoulders drooped. She blinked rapidly as her gaze connected with Griff’s. His eyes narrowed as she brushed away a runaway tear, before she turned her back and escaped to the ladies room.
  



12 comments:

Sarah Cass said...

Oh dear. I feel so bad for her. I hope she manages to get Zander back...and Griff see the truth of the matter.

SherryGLoag said...

I love the way you parallel the tension between them with the arrival of the storm.

V.L. Locey said...

Wonderful passage! I feel so, so badly for her.

Jillian said...

This is excellent. She really has been through a tough time and I feel her pain - and then the rain...

Patty Denke said...

I am in love with this.

trishafaye said...

I hope she gets Zander back. Although, I think it may end up being a package deal.

trishafaye said...

I hope she gets Zander back. Although, I think it may end up being a package deal.

kathleen ball said...

Great premise- very fresh

morgan said...

Goodness, you had me choked up and ready to take on Griff.

morgan said...

Goodness, you had me choked up and ready to take on Griff.

S.E said...

I feel bad for her and the rain looks like it matched her feelings.

Iris Blobel said...

Oh wow, it's gone all the way to court.
I agree with Sherry, loved it the parallels between her emotions and the storm.