As a special New Years treat I am posting my short story, New Years Eve free on my blog until January 2nd. The story is also available as a .99 cent download at Amazon, Smashwords and Barnes & Noble if you would rather read it on one of the reading devices. Enjoy.
NEW YEARS EVE
A Short Story by Mark Edward Hall
“Honey,” Sally whispered, reaching across the seat and shaking him. “Honey?”
Kevin groaned as his head lolled first right and then left against the seat back. “Huh?”
“Did you see that?”
She knew he hadn’t seen it. He’d been sound asleep and snoring.
“I saw something run in front of the car and duck into the shed.” They’d just returned home from a New Years Eve party where Kevin had gotten totally drunk, it was late and cold and all Sally wanted to do was curl up under the covers of Kevin’s warm bed and get some sleep. But as she’d pulled into the driveway something had dashed through the beam of her headlights and run into the shed. She was so pissed. How many times had she honked on Kevin in the past few weeks to fix the latch on that door? Oh well, it was his house. He could do what he wanted. Now she could see the door blowing back and forth in the wind. She sat with the engine idling, headlights trained on the door. Read more…