My truth. My life.

Crossing the street

Suddenly that cafe across the street looked even more inviting than it had a few moments ago.  I thought to myself “one tall vanilla bean latte with 3 shots of espresso should do the trick.”.


I started across the street when I heard someone call my name. “Damn” I muttered under my breath.  I was praying that Jeff didn’t hear, and hoping that if I walked faster I could pretend as if I never heard it.  I didn’t recognize the voice so it should be easy to get away from.


“Veda!”  There it was again, this time louder than before.  I turned my head in the direction of the woman calling my name with every intention of shutting her up.  The last thing I needed or wanted was for Jeff and Kelsie to know that I was anywhere near tonight’s events.


When I located the person calling my name, I smiled.  It was Mrs. English.  She was without a doubt the best teacher this school has ever had.  I raised my hand to wave at the same time I noticed Jeff looking in my direction.  He had a look of horror on his face.


At that moment I realized that I was standing in the center of the road.  Out of the corner of my eye I saw the same thing that was causing Jeff’s frightened stare.  Unfortunately, the car didn’t see me.



For Trifecta:

This is the next installment in my story “Nerves”.  You can find the first installment here Nerves  and the second installment here Pull yourself together.


1: a determination to act in a certain way : resolve 2: import, significance 3a : what one intends to do or bring about   b : the object for which a prayer, mass, or pious act is offered

Please remember:
  • Your response must be between 33 and 333 words.
  • You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post.
  • The word itself needs to be included in your response.
  • You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above.
  • Only one entry per writer.
  • Trifecta is open to everyone!!  Please join us.

Single Post Navigation

57 thoughts on “Crossing the street

  1. Look out Look out Look out Look out. oy.

  2. Fantastic. I’m curious as to the whole backstory, but evidently that will never come. Well done.

  3. Oh no! What happens next!

  4. Draug419 on said:


    You…you can’t leave it there…!

  5. Ooops … what next????

  6. I wonder what tonight’s events were and that ending, damn! Fantastic job!

  7. That is a chilling ending! Well done!

  8. An “edge of the seat” ending, love it. Well done and thanks for sharing!

  9. This was great – Of course I want to know why Jeff doesn’t want her there. Equally curious as to why _he’s_ there.

  10. whew! didn’t see that one coming!

  11. So what’s the deal with her and Jeff? And I didn’t see that coming either. Nice build up.

  12. I got goosebumps reading it-what an image your story conjured up!

  13. Oh my! That ending was a surprise! Well done.

  14. Oh no! What a tragic surprise. Well done, Deana.

  15. Oh wow… talk about a twist ending.

  16. Oh Darn.. well hopefully she just ended up in the hospital instead of the morgue.

  17. Oh, that just figures. She goes to check out her old love at the reunion and just might end up roadkill instead. Way to leave a cliffhanger 🙂

    Only one question: Who is Kelsie?

  18. Great ending! This has us all asking questions – that’s a good thing. Wonderful build up of tension. I look forward to the next installment!

  19. I really liked your story! The setting is nicely written (and vague enough to ponder on) and I think you gave it the perfect ending.

  20. Whoa. What happened then? Hopefully, it’s the hospital visit, not a way to die..

  21. Wow, talk about bad Karma!

  22. Wonderful misdirection there! I thought we were heading one way, but wham! Hit me like a truck!

  23. Great story. Certainly caught me by surprise. Just shows you never know what’s round the corner.

  24. Whoa. This is great. You packed a lot of suspesnse in this story before we even knew the car was coming. I’d definately like to read more of this story.

  25. I was intrigued! Then I didn’t see that coming just like she didn’t see the car. Excellent Deanabo.


  27. Pingback: Well, maybe not « MY THOUGHTS ON THE SUBJECT ARE AS FOLLOWS

  28. Really impressive little piece! I loved it!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: