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Do I Need To Tie You Tighter

He’s out there again. I turn my head, but there is silence.
Are you sure it’s the same guy? I look but they have disappeared.
What do you think he wants? I inch myself to the window and move the curtain.
Don’t do that! A voice shouts.  Shh! I say, peeking out a sliver of glass.

There is a car, but I do not see a man. Maybe they have imagined it.
“What are you doing?” I jump from fright. “Nothing,” I say.
My abductor glares at me. “Do I need to tie you tighter?
I release the curtain.  His eyes stare at me. He is making a decision.

He will kill you tonight, a voice says. I do not doubt it. I believe it actually.
If we untie you, do you promise to run? The other girl asks.
They have been here longer than I have been here, but neither run.
I wonder about this, and about the guy they supposedly see out the window.

How can you see out the window through the wall? I ask them.
We are dead, one says. That’s how we can untie you.  Psychically.
I am shocked, for I know they are right.  I blocked their bodies out.
Not able to stand the truth. I let myself sleep, waiting for the end. 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 9/11/2019 9:11:00 PM
This is so creepy!! :O (Not a criticism, actually "well-done creepy"! ;D)
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/12/2019 7:08:00 AM
Soul Sister, there is nothing you could say that would make me think you did not mean good-creepy. SMILE.
Date: 9/11/2019 11:35:00 AM
Tell the truth I think you just watch an old episode of Alfred Hitchcock... Think I'm getting up off the recliner and double lock the windows and doors... Ha Ha James
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/11/2019 12:08:00 PM
I think you should. Omaha is not so far away.
Date: 9/10/2019 6:19:00 PM
Whoa! You really had me going there! Riveting! :) gw
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/10/2019 11:11:00 PM
I like to throw in a little weird story once in awhile to see if the reader friends here are awake.
Date: 9/10/2019 2:27:00 PM
This is suspenseful and scary Caren. You never know what you will really do if this kind of circumstance arises. I have been in a very scary situation and prayer got me out of it. So I know what I would do...pray! This is written so well. Kudos! xxoo
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/10/2019 11:12:00 PM
I know that is the way I have gotten myself out of scrapes also. Never this one thank goodness.
Date: 9/10/2019 2:00:00 PM
This is way cool and scary at the same time. I must say your writing exceeds brilliance ~Phatt
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/10/2019 11:12:00 PM
What a marvelous comment! I am so GLAD that you stopped by my new best friend!
Date: 9/10/2019 1:43:00 PM
Whoa, scary story! Reality's experiences are way more frightening than any movie. Well done.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/10/2019 11:13:00 PM
Thank you M.L. I rewrote this many times, trying to get it to the "exact right amount of scary". Not wanting you to scream, but wanting you to think.
Date: 9/10/2019 11:24:00 AM
What an imagination! PR
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/10/2019 12:48:00 PM
I truly like my scary stories.
Date: 9/10/2019 8:30:00 AM
This gave me chills. Great storytelling!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/10/2019 9:59:00 AM
I like to keep people on their toes.
Date: 9/10/2019 8:21:00 AM
You always surprise me! This one is like a nightmare and I want to know if you wake up...
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/10/2019 10:00:00 AM
I put myself in "their shoes" knowing there are people out there in this predicament.
Date: 9/10/2019 1:08:00 AM
Shocker. Wow. Awesome story - You should write it into a short story for publication. Blessings
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/10/2019 2:41:00 AM
Thank you so much Regina. I appreciate this.