I just created a new solid perfume line called “10 Idioms”. Each one has a story. Here’s an example:
“Hand me those binoculars,” Nancy said, impatiently. Her legs were beginning to ache from squatting behind a pile of wood about 50 yards from the dilapidated farmhouse.
The leaves from a quaking aspen rustled like the wings of a thousand moths above her head. The moon was full.
Ned handed Nancy the binoculars. “I can’t see him anymore. I think he must have gone to the bathroom or something.”
Nancy looked through the binoculars into the living room, which was lit by the flickering screen of a television. She shifted her weight from one leg to the other.
“But it’s a full moon,” she said, with frustration in her voice. “And it’s 16 minutes after midnight.”
“Maybe we were wrong,” Ned replied.
Nancy scanned the house. All the other rooms were dark, and the windows were covered with thick curtains. She pointed the binoculars back to the living room. Suddenly, the television seemed to turn itself off. The house went completely dark.
“What’s happening?” Ned asked. Nancy could sense a tinge of panic in his voice.
“I don’t know,” she answered. She began to scan the house again. Her heart stopped as the binoculars came to rest on a figure standing on the front porch. She gasped when she saw the yellow eyes, glowing in the dark. They were looking right into hers, and for a forever second she froze.
Then her survival instinct kicked in.
“Ned,” she said, “I think we’d better run.”
A Narrow Escape is an adventurous blend of patchouli, coconut and tangerine, concocted for those who like to live life on the edge. You can find it in my Etsy shop.
It’s been fun writing stories for things like “A Silver Lining”, “A Curious Affair”, “A Novel Idea”, “A Longing Glance”…plus six more.
And so it goes.