Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Thanksgiving Tale of Terror - Part Four by Cara Putman

Cranton inhaled as he tugged Pamela through the unlocked front door. Johnny followed them, but not before Cranton caught the hardened glint in the younger man's eyes. A hard tale filled that look, one he didn't have time to probe.

Sooner or later he'd known this day would come. He could only hide so long. But he'd never imagined civilians being in the way. Like it or not he was now responsible for keeping them safe, too, even if the kid had Army veteran written all over him from stance to voice.

More gunfire trailed their steps as they rushed up the stairs. Johnny closed the door behind them, then pulled the couch over. Pamela sank behind it, her breath ragged and her eyes darting around the darkened room.

"Johnny, do you think Grandpa's shot gun is still in the bedroom?" Her voice sounded steady, surprising considering the circumstances.

"I'll look." The brother moved with the stealthy movements of someone used to slipping in and out of buildings while hunting the enemy. The movements of someone who was more comfortable hunting, than being hunted.

Pamela turned to him. "What's the plan?"

Cranton's thoughts raced. "How did they find this place?"

"I don't know. It's not in my name yet, and should be off the radar." She rifled through her bag, and pulled out a Glock. She slid the chamber back and checked for a bullet. "They've been too quiet."

He had to agree. And he didn't like it. Not one bit. Especially since he'd barely had time to stop the car let alone do an onsite walk-through. He'd never felt more like a sitting duck. He pulled his trusty SIG from the back of this waistband, just as the sound of exploding glass came from behind them.

"Johnny!" Pamela was on her feet and racing to the sound before he could grab her.


Barbara Phinney said...

Cara, I don't believe our poor hero and heroine will ever get out of this mess! I can hardly wait for tomorrow's post!

Anonymous said...

hello there thanks for your grat post, as usual ((o:

Jazzie Casas said...

Hi there I am one of many single moms and I find your site very interesting. I hope I have much time each day to drop by and check your site for recent post.

Barbara Phinney said...

Welcome. I hope you're enjoying the story. Please drop by each day, as we keep this blog hopping!

Cara Putman said...

I know. This is a really twisted up story. Can't wait to see how the others resolve it!

Lenora said...

Oh, my. I'm off line for a couple of days and the action just gets better and better. I'm alread in love with Johnny! Maybe he'll find a girl in all of this.

Good work, Cara and Terri. Cara, you amaze me, little momma!