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Tuesday Tales – Trees

Welcome to this weeks edition of Tuesday Tales. This weeks word prompt is tree. Check out the other awesome tales at: Tuesday's Tale.

Alexandra waited patiently for Billy to return. She wasn’t a fool. Something was going on that Billy was keeping from her. The minute he closed the front door, she was down the stairs looking for clues. Billy thought he was slick, but she read right through him.

Off in the corner he had placed his over night bag. Quickly, she riffled through the bag looking for a clue. And then she came across the card. She pulled it out of the envelope, and typed in bold print read: SOMEBODY’S WATCHING YOU.

“What’s this?” She held the card in her hand, turning it back and forth looking for something, a clue to where it came from.

Now this is great. How can I approach Billy and ask him what this is. I should have never been going through his things.

Alexandra placed it back where she found it. Well, she hoped she did. She wondered where Billy disappeared to. While she waited for Billy, she would think of how to question him without letting on that she was snooping. Thinking back to the hospital, it all seemed to make sense now on why he began acting weird, refusing to leave the hospital. Billy would have a lot of explaining to do.

In the meantime, she put up a pot of coffee and got dressed. The past few days she spent enough of time lying around in bed. She wasn’t taking no for an answer. Tomorrow morning she wanted to go back to the café. They spent enough of time away from it.

If he told her it was still a part of the crime scene, she didn’t care. She would cross the yellow tape. This café was their dream projects. The grand opening had to be soon. They’ve wasted too much time already, and she wasn’t taking no for an answer.

As she poured her coffee, she heard Billy’s car pull up. Placing her mug on the counter, she walked to the front door. When she opened the glass wooden front door, the car sped through the tree lined circular driveway.

“What the hell?” Alexandra screamed at the navy blue BMW.

Quickly she returned into the house and scribbled the last four numbers, 3642 of the license plate. Damn, she just couldn’t read the letter. What was going on? This was getting all too weird. Her driveway was private. No one other then the mailman, FedEx or Ups drove up her driveway.

Glancing at her watch, it had been close to an hour and a half since Billy left her, thinking she was sleeping. “Billy, where the hell are you?”

After the untimely death of her husband in the line of duty, Nikki Petrino still grieving three years later, goes on retreat to Mexico to finish her novel, where she meets musician Drake Dente a 90’s rock icon working on lyrics for his comeback CD.

After meeting at dinner, Drake and Nikki can’t keep their eyes off each other. Sparks fly and they instantly became an item. Upon returning to New York for Nikki’s high school reunion, she learns shocking events from her best friends.

After a misunderstanding, Nikki is missing and Drake is desperate to track her down.

Roses is available at:
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  1. Glad to see Alexandra is getting up and back to normal. I hoe Billy isn't hurt.

  2. So where the hell is Billy? I hope he's safe. Love this couple and how she pokes around unafraid to chase the truth.Great story!

  3. Isn't Billy still with the police or at least returning from the station. This is getting tense

  4. You've got a tough heroine here. I think she's up for the challenge!

  5. Now you've got me curious about the car. I wonder where Billy is.


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