Radio

It was Saturday evening and I was restless. Jerry and I thought that a ride in the mountains would be nice. It had been a hot day but was cooling some so we decided to take the convertible. We were having a nice relaxing drive and it was great to have some time to talk. We have only owned the car a few days having bought it at a police drug auction. Jerry was still learning about the controls and both of us are geeks about radios. Turning on the radio was a big mistake. This convertible was pimped out with speakers from front to back and the volume was loud. We were so flustered by the words and the volume, we were unable to turn it down, off or change the station. We both vowed not to ride in the convertible again if we wanted music.

Allowed 150 words. Used 147.

 

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Lunatic

An inmate had escaped from the nearby prison’s mental ward. He was serving a life sentence in the murder and mutilation of three women. While I was watching the news someone knocked at the door. The man standing there was very slovenly and dirty. I should not have opened the door. As he shoved in the door he grabbed me. In my room he found electric cords to tie me with. Finding scarves in my dresser, he grabbed some. He tied the scarves around my breast and pulled them as tight as possible. As he left the room I knew he was getting a knife. As he was looking at me, he said that I was different. Instead of boiling my breasts like the others, he thought he would try baking them this time.  As he lifted the knife I screamed and awoke. What a lunatic.

Allowed 150 words. Used 149.

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Deranged

I’ve lost my mind, at least I think so. Why else would I have shot him, then chopped him into many pieces. I’m glad he bought that bone saw last year to use on deer. I had told him to stop, to shut up, to leave me alone, but he just had to continue. You’re a dud, a failure, you can’t have babies. All I seem to remember hearing after that is it’s husband hunting season. They say I’m deranged. I still have his nose in my pocket. He should have kept it out of my business.

Allowed 100 words. Used 97.

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Erratic

Susie’s heartbeat was erratic and her skin was flushed. She could only lay there as he fondled and suckled her body. Susie had thought she was satiated, but Roger was showing her that he was far from depleted. His body was heated and the length of him pressed against her. Susie stretched and opened her eyes. Roger was gone and had laid the baby next to her to nurse. His leg was pressing into her.

 

allowed 75 Words. Used 75.

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Crazed

The man at the other end of the bar had been watching me. He had a slightly crazed look in his eyes, but since he had bought me a few drinks I let it slide. Around midnight the bartender asked me to leave. I was making his boyfriend nervous.

Allowed 50 words. Used 49.

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Obsessed

Angie could feel the eyes watching her. She tried to hurry along the crowded sidewalk but kept running into people. They looked at her like she was crazy. No matter how hard she tried she could never see anyone watching. It was always a feeling and she was becoming obsessed. The only place she felt safe from the eyes was in the bathroom. Last night, after two weeks of trying to sleep, she made her bed in the bathtub. What had she done? Why was someone watching her? What did they want? Later that day, she went to see a psychiatrist. She talked to him for four sessions. He told her that his opinion was that her stalker was the devil. He was waiting for her to mess up. She started laughing. Who would have thought that the devil would have enough decency to not follow into the bathroom.

Allowed 150 words. Used 149.

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Cracked

He was tired. Nothing was going his way. Social security had turned him down again, After losing one leg and one arm in an accident his wife had left him. To make it worse, she had called him cracked, broken. Only God could help him now.

Allowed 50 words. Used 46.

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Irrational

Sandy had always been very imaginative and enjoyed writing stories. She had been to the book store and to the library to research different ways to make it look like someone had died naturally. But this wasn’t research for one of her stories. She checked no books out, bought no books, and did no research on her computer. She wanted no trace. She knew her thoughts were irrational, but the abuse appeared to be increasing. The book on toxic plants got Sandy’s thought processes rolling. She had a lot of these plants already in her garden or as house plants. He liked for her to make one pot meals like soups and casseroles and she could easily mix the plants in with his meals. That night as she placed a huge bowl of beef stew in front of him, she kissed him and told him to enjoy his meal.

Allowed 150 words. Used 149.

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Mental

It was a beautiful spring day. Lori was driving home from work hoping that he would not be inside. As it had rained earlier in the day, that was a good possibility. Lori was very upset about it all. She had filed for divorce nine months ago, but he was refusing to leave the house. It had been a long winter and she was ready for some changes. She had been working hard to keep everything paid without him contributing. As she walked in, she saw him petting Aberdeen, her dog. Lori had had Aberdeen neutered two weeks earlier. He was telling the dog that she was not going to cut his balls off. He would not allow her to. The mental image of her standing over him, cutting his balls off, made her laugh. The next day she moved all his things from the house. He had been neutered.

Allowed 150 words. Used 150.

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Mad

Arriving home I went to the kitchen to start supper. My 2 boys were supposed to clean the kitchen that day. Kitchen looked great. Dishwasher empty and no dirty dishes in sight. No clean dishes in the cupboard either. I opened the oven and found it crammed full of dirty dishes. Mad is not a strong enough word for my feelings. “But mom,” my eldest said, “you did not tell us to wash the dishes.” Clarify!

Allowed 75 words. Used 74.

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