Friday, October 19, 2012

Wicked Haunt-o-ween with Rebecca J. Vickery

KAREN: Rebecca J. Vickery pens romances with a twist, but this talented lady also is an Indie-Publisher. Her publishing houses are: Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery, Western Trail Blazer and Victory Tales Press. For your haunting pleasure, she's added a Halloween Flash Fiction to your goody bags. I bet you can't wait to sink you teeth into this one!

****Contest: One lucky commenter will have a chance to win an ebook copy of Dad's Favorite Holiday: CONTEST ENDS OCT. 19TH AT MIDNIGHT.  Rebecca will post the winner's name in the comments. Read on to see how you may win this treat!

Now for your treat:
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Releasing the Beast
by
Rebecca J. Vickery

Smash! The outer layer of windshield cracked and hairline fractures crawled along the glass. Would it withstand another hit? He didn’t know, but leaped into the back seat just in case. A loud howl preceded the next blow and the inner layer splintered and caved in. One more blow and the beast would be in the car. Then what?
Jacob trembled, cowering in the rear seat. God, what a week! And it sure as the devil wasn’t improving any. Just as he expected, the next blow knocked the entire windshield onto the dash with a shower of safety glass.
As the beast clambered onto the hood and pushed through the opening, Jacob did the only thing he could. He threw open the back door, jumped out, and ran. Not daring to look back, he headed for the busiest section of town. Surely the beast wouldn’t pursue him there.
But Jacob heard howling grunts and swiftly pounding feet. The beast was fast. Jacob felt it would also be relentless. This furious beast would track him to the ends of the earth.
Dodging into a coffee shop, Jacob hid in the shadow of a huge coffee urn. The beast ran past the door. A sigh of relief escaped and Jacob ordered a coffee so he could hide there a while longer. His hands shook; he spilled hot liquid over his fingers. When the beast didn’t return, he slid into a booth near the back.
The office was out. The beast would find him there. He couldn’t go home. He’d actually unleashed the beast there. Then he made it to the car, for all the good that did him.
Suddenly the hum of conversation in the shop went silent, everyone stared toward the door.
“Oh crap,” Jacob whined as he considered whether to dive beneath the table or run for the back door.  
The beast stood in the open doorway. The red-rimmed, piercing eyes shot sparks as it stared about, looking for him. Nostrils flared as it scented the air searching for his smell. Sharp, white teeth showed as the quivering, angry animal panted for breath. It took one step forward, then another.
Customers and employees moved backward and out of the way, watching to see who would be the prey. Each one thankful when the beast passed them by, they slipped out without a hint of remorse.
Jacob ran, but the padlock on the back door halted his progress. Have these people not heard of fire exit laws? He turned to face the beast, his back against the door. His eyes shifted back and forth seeking help from any quarter, but there was none.
The beast slavered over him as he fell to his knees. His heart pounded in terror.
“Please, what can I do? What do you want?” he begged.
The beast growled as it reached for him, “You two-timing liar! I want the house, the kids, the bank accounts, and your cheating butt in a sling.”
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CONTEST Question: What is your favorite 'trick-or-treat' candy? Readers don't forget to leave your email so Rebecca may contact you if you should win. Again CONTEST ENDS OCT. 19TH AT MIDNIGHT. Good Luck!

Blurb for Dad's Favorite Holiday: A Speculative short story... An angry almost fiancĂ©, a discarded lover, a politician's jilted daughter, and a disappointed father – Gregory is not looking forward to facing them. But Dad always says special things are bound to happen on Halloween and throws a party . Gregory, who has a definite eye for the ladies, has no idea just how special this night will be - or how deadly.

11 comments:

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

Rebecca,

Thanks so much for joining us here today! Your flash fiction story was made me chuckle. I loved the "scary beast". lol

Rebecca J Vickery said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Karen and Everyone,
Thanks so much for hosting this fantastic Haunt-o-ween event and letting me take part. So glad you liked the flash-fiction.

Sarah J. McNeal said... Best Blogger Tips

I loved the excerpt. It took me totally by surprise. LOL
my favorite Halloween candy is orange and licorice jelly beans.

Jean MP said... Best Blogger Tips

Loved reading the Flash Fiction story, loved the ending.
My favorite Halloween candy is all those little chocolate bars.
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Cathy said... Best Blogger Tips

I enjoyed the flash fiction. Cute.

My favorite candy is almond joy.

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Katrina Gillian said... Best Blogger Tips

Cute story. I didn't expect the ending.

My favorite Halloween Candy is Kit-Kats.

bn100 said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice story. I like Hershey bars.

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Rebecca J Vickery said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks to everyone who came by and left a comment.
So glad you enjoyed my flash fiction tale.
As a special thank you for participating, I will be sending each commenter from the 19th a pdf of Dad's Favorite Holiday and I hope you will enjoy it as well.

katsrus said... Best Blogger Tips

Did not expect that ending. LOL. Great short story.
Sue B
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Nightingale said... Best Blogger Tips

The prologue immediately drew me into Amanda's distress. I think I'd enjoy the book. Good job on the Halloween story!

Cheryl Pierson said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm late to the party, but just wanted to say I loved that flash fiction story, Rebecca--I really enjoy writing and reading flash fiction, and that was really a great surprise at the end! LOL

I think my favorite Halloween candy is probably those Russell Stover individually wrapped candies that are chocolate and have different kinds of filling like raspberry cream, caramel, maple cream, orange marshmallow...you might notice I know them by heart. LOL My dad always loved those old timey peanut butter flavored hard candies that had the brown stripe in them--don't know what they're called but he loved those and candy corn. I think I must have gotten my love of candy from him. LOL
Cheryl