Sunday, January 28, 2007


~ It wasn't as stormy out as he might have hoped, but at least it was decently dark.
Aiden strode up to the doorway of the tiny shop with a kind of disconcerting carelessness. As always the place looked sinister. It had nothing to do with the weather, it just had an aura of the diabolical about it.
Aiden kept waiting for the day that he would fling open the door and be silhouetted for a brief moment by a timely flash of lightning, the rain blowing in around him, his long coat waving about his legs. But, unfortunately, the conditions had never been quite right and Aiden would rather it didn't happen at all then for it to seem slipshod. Yes, he could give the elements all the time they needed to get their act together.
With this in mind Aiden rang the bell rather then kicking in the door.
As you would expect, a wizened old man answered it. Aiden greeting him in a not unfriendly manner.
"Hello Mr. Patterson, I'm here to see your grandmother."
"Oh sure sonny, sure. Come on in, I'll let her know you're here."
In his prime he would have been a good head shorter then Aiden. Now it was at least twice that. He didn't have that much hair left, but the few courageous strands that had held their ground were swept across the rather large bare patch in the middle. The last outposts.
He left Aiden in the front of the shop while he hobbled to the curtain guarding the entrance to the tiny home beyond.
"Nana, The Boy is here to see you."
~ I made this!
A Selfish Production


business voodoo said...

... what a delightful blog.

i will be back, and i hope you don't mind that i will include a link to your blog under "the blogs i read" on my "jesus idol" blog, as i think others would like to read it too.

you are a superb storyteller. keep up the good work!

peace & harmony,
'freedom must be exercised to stay in shape!'

Renee L. said...

Elaine, thank you so much for the compliments! And I do appreciate all the linking I can get!
Do you mind telling me how you happened to stumble upon my blog? As a writer I'm always interested in the backstory. ;)
Thanks again for the comment!

Drewcifer said...

That is one old Grandmother.