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PostSubject: Continued Story   Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:40 am

We had a continued story which I think Abe began. It was fun and expanded our writing abilities.   Should we try it again?
Abe. could you start another one?
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PostSubject: Re: Continued Story   Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:21 pm

Good idea.

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PostSubject: Re: Continued Story   Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:49 pm

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            How do we start ?

              Cheers.................... Joe..... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Continued Story   Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:34 pm

Okay, here goes...



It was a stormy night.  Predictions of more snow was not welcomed.  Sam wrapped a scarf around his neck and zipped up his coat.  He had purchased this particular coat based on the promoted thermo and water-resistant qualities. He placed a flashlight in one of the huge coat pockets, took another look around to be sure that he had everything he might need.  Before putting on his boots, he climbed the stairs to look in on his wife.  She was sleeping and had not been disturbed by the sound that caused him to wake.  He gave her a light kiss on the cheek. She turned over, adjusting her sleeping position, but didn’t wake up. 
Sam didn’t own a gun and depended on his prowess to deal with any emergency.  Although carrying an umbrella would impede his movements and be useless in this weather, he grabbed it anyway.  Unopened, it could be used as a walking stick or even as a weapon if needed.  He stepped out of the house closing and locking the door behind him.  He paused for a moment allowing his eyes to adjust to the darkness and listen for any unusual sounds as he adjusted the brim of his hat.  The howling wind muffled the sound of his footsteps as he headed for the front gate. His eyeglasses steamed up immediately.  He was tempted to remove them, however he felt that they would be useful as defense against the rain.  He wiped the glasses allowing a few moments for them to adjust to the temperature.
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PostSubject: Re: Continued Story   Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:27 am

He had a fierce dog who went everywhere with him.  The moment he opened the  door , Wolf  jumped up and snarled fiercely.   It felt good to have company  on his search expedition.   Fortunately, even  though Wolf was old , he was able and never shied away from  a confrontation.  A low growl  rumbled from his throat and he crouched ready for a fight.



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PostSubject: Re: Continued Story   Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:20 pm

Sam was worried..  After all, he had seen  Bob cats, skunks and porcupines and he didn't need them now.  If Wolf tangled with any one of them he would surely lose.  So he turned and headed back to the house pulling Wolf with him.
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PostSubject: Re: Continued Story   Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:19 pm

As he turned, a strange noise made him break his stride. He held his breath and gripped the umbrella. Maybe it was just the wind rattling the damaged shutter. He removed the flashlight from his pocket and shone the beam of light on the upstairs window. Sure enough, the wooden shutter was swaying on the one remaining hinge.

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PostSubject: Re: Continued Story   Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:26 pm

Thank you, Shelagh,  so sorry I overlooked you.
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PostSubject: Re: Continued Story   Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:02 pm

Sam took a moment to consider if the noise of the loose shutter had caused him to wake up.  His focus changed when he heard the rattle of the metal gates.  The wind was certainly creating havoc, however could the wind be responsible for the noise he heard?  He tried to remember just what sounds he heard.  Was it a whining noise, a rattling noise, an animal in distress or what?  He had to find out.  He attached the leash to Wolf’s collar and Wolf immediately strained to be released.  He pulled Sam in the direction of the front gate.  Wild pigs and weasels were often sighted in the neighborhood causing damage to yards and even cars parked in the street.  The weasels were held responsible for the shredding of cables connected to the car’s motor requiring much repair.  They also found their way into attics.  Sam recalled hearing them running around in the attic and had plugged all holes where they could gain access.  The weasels were known to attack cats and that remained a possibility.  Wild pigs were dangerous but only when cornered or acting to protect their young.   Nah, that could not be it, thought Sam.  Who would be hunting pigs at night?  Wolf continued pulling on his lease and Sam allowed himself to be drawn in the direction Wolf wanted to go.  As they stepped onto the sidewalk, Wolf put his nose to the ground and growled.  Sam turned on the flashlight and immediately saw red spots in the snow.   It looked like blood.  Wolf was straining on the lease and the growl in his throat deepened.
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PostSubject: Re: Continued Story   Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:03 am

As  Sam and Wolf struggled, Sam wanting to go back to the house and Wolf wanting to finish his exploration  of the dark yard, all of a  sudden a heinous smell erupted.   Lo and behold, San had tripped
over a skunk.

The skunk was most unappreciative of Sam's action and was quick to let his feelings be made known.
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PostSubject: Re: Continued Story   Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:26 am

The dog had picked up the scent of the blood and, eager to sniff the bloody, cold snow, dragged Sam away from the house towards the gate. The biting wind stung his face as he pulled the dog back, fearful of what might lurk in the darkness.

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PostSubject: Re: Continued Story   Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:59 am

Grateful that Wolf had pulled him away from the skunk in time, he gave his dog a quick pat on the head as he looked left and right. The skunk had scurried off. The snow was covering the blood but he could just make out a trail. He shone the flashlight in that direction. He heard another noise. Was it human?
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PostSubject: Re: Continued Story   Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:16 pm

He hoped it was not human.   Humans were scary  All he needed was  a human just now. Especially  one with a gun.



Welcome back Lynn! I see you are from Colorado. Our daughter lives there.
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PostSubject: Re: Continued Story   Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:17 am

The wind swirled the snow up from the ground revealing more bood stains. The dog sniffed and growled, pulling hard on the leash and forcing Sam to follow. With only an umbrella for protection, he was beginning to wonder if it had been wise to venture out. He thought he heard a scream, but couldn't be sure. The clatter of the damaged shutter, blown by a mighty gust against the wall, stifled the noise.

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PostSubject: Re: Continued Story   Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:30 am

Wolf stopped suddenly and started scratching in the snow. Sam first saw an arm protruding from the snow.  Using his flashlight, he noticed the outline of a body. He bent over the form and started brushing away the snow.  He removed his gloves and felt the body.  It still felt warm.  He continued removing the snow from the body until he located the head.  The long hair suggested that it was the body of a woman.  He quickly placed his hand on the neck seeking a pulse.
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PostSubject: Re: Continued Story   Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:34 pm

This was his day.  He felt a very faint pulse and decided the best way to strengthen it was to get some heat into the body.      
Here he came dragging a long -haired lady who appeared to be dead  through  the snow.
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PostSubject: Re: Continued Story   Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:30 pm

Alice, I think more participants with this story is needed.  The stage is set.
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PostSubject: Re: Continued Story   Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:54 am

A thin trickle of blood fell onto the snow as Sam moved the body. Sam turned the woman's head slightly and saw a large gash in her forehead. She had lost so much blood, he thought she might not make it to the house. He threw down the umbrella and lifted the woman from the ground. His footing almost gave way on the icy surface as he struggled with the body back to the house.

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PostSubject: Re: Continued Story   Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:51 am

He opened the door and pulled and pushed the lady through it.   He then grabbed a large kettle and filled it with water.   Quickly he started a fire in the stove  and got the water heated.  The lady was ice
cold.  He grabbed towels and began giving  hot fomentations.  This is where towels are placed in hot water, wrung out then placed on a person to quickly warm them.  It was working.  The lady began to 
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PostSubject: Re: Continued Story   Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:20 am

Sam called for his wife.  She came down the stairs with a perturbed look on her face.  When she saw the body her expression changed.  “Who is that”? she asked. 
“I don’t know”, replied Sam.  “I need help.  Please call the emergency service or the police.  This woman is injured.  She was laying on the sidewalk covered in snow when I found her.  I can see an injury to her head.  While you make the call I’ll examine her to see if there are other injuries."
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PostSubject: Re: Continued Story   Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:59 am

Wolf was scratching at the door. He let out a snarl. Sam knew this meant trouble. Whenever Wolf growled deep in his throat there was someone outside. Blood was still oozing from the gash in the woman's brow. He grabbed a towel and wound it round her head to staunch the flow. The dog began to bark.

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PostSubject: Re: Continued Story   Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:58 pm

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         The woman sat up quickly, shaking, as if she saw a ghost, she let out a blood
curdling scream, then she fell backwards , her body trembling...Wolf howled so loud,
it's when an animal knows someone died....
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PostSubject: Re: Continued Story   Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:57 pm

How on earth could she have died after all of the work Sam had gone to save her?  He would never know.  Wolf  could never say.  Phooey.
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PostSubject: Re: Continued Story   Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:16 pm

The woman was still alive, but Sam trusted that the dog had smelled death. Something was out there in the cold night air, and it too was as cold as the snow burying it.

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PostSubject: Re: Continued Story   Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:10 pm

Sam decided to call  911 and while awaiting them , to continue his fomentation therapy..

It was working wonders and he was beginning to feel hopeful as to her chances of surviving.
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