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Fiction Friday - The Surprise Visitor


Today's Fiction Friday writing prompt from author Arial Burnz hasn't gone up yet (as of the writing of this blog post), so I thought I would go back and find an older one that I missed. So this prompt was the first one I came across, and the instant I read it, the entire scene just came to me. I hope you enjoy it. The prompt was:

His eyes were cold and lifeless as he stared at me.

“You have no idea who I am, do you?”

His eyes are cold and lifeless as he stares at me.

“You have no idea who I am, do you?”

“Nope. But why don’t you sit down beside me. You can tell me all about where we’ve met before, and then you and I can get … reacquainted.”

A spark of lust fires in his gaze as he slowly looks me over from head to toe. I swallow back the bile and nausea, and take a deep breath to steady my nerves. This wasn’t happening, was it? How could he not recognize me? I didn't come all this way for him not to remember.

My head begins to swim as a sleazy sort of smile drifts over his lips.

“Well? You sitting or not, baby?”

“Yeah, sure. I’ll sit for a minute.” My breathing shallows as he pulls out a chair and positions it right against his. I sit down gingerly, absentmindedly rubbing the palms of my clammy hands over my jeans. He leans in close and drapes his arm over the back of my chair, and grins at me.

“Now then. Tell me sugar … where do we know each other from?”

My mouth is suddenly dry as the desert highway outside the door of the dank bar we’re sitting in. I take a breath and shore up my courage. I can do this. This is why I came here, right? To find him. To confront him.

One last breath and I look him in the eyes. “My name is Erin Brooks.”

His sleazy smile fades in an instant and his eyes register both shock and disbelief. Yeah. That's right dirtbag.

“I’m your daughter.”

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