Wednesday, May 18, 2011

midnight visitor

Annie woke up at midnight to the sound of someone pounding on the front door. She still wasn't used to waking up in a strange house.

She crept out of bed, the floor cold against her bare feet, and tip-toed to the top of the stairs. Mrs. Benson - whom she still thought of as the cabbage-lady - had opened the door and was talking to an RAF pilot. Annie's heart leaped. Peter!

No. The boy who was staggering into the house wasn't Peter. She knew because he didn't have Peter's crooked smile or his tangly hair. He was just another lost, drunk soldier from the military base, who was saying, thickly, that somebody had taken all his money.

She wondered if Peter and Bear were ever coming back.

To read more of Annie's story, click the label at the end of this post.


  1. i just love this series... i hope it has a happy ending.

  2. I'm new to this episodic flash fiction - or whatever you call it- but I like it!

  3. I am with your mom ... hoping.

  4. So glad to see the Annie and Bear story has continued. Hope Peter and Bear come home soon.

  5. Continuing to read and waiting to find out what happens to Peter and bear.

  6. I'm hoping for a happy ending AND a sequel :)

  7. i was also wondering, emily, if perhaps you have all of your different fragments, er, put together somewhere, so i can reread, because i'm losing a thread, i think...
    perhaps i just haven't understood your labeing, you know...
    ps - LOST come and gone. i wasn't impressed by the end. i wasn't heart broken either.


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