A flash… a spark of vibrant blue amidst the rotting foliage… and my feet came to a screeching halt.
My heart starts racing as the 9pm news flashes through my mind. No! It could not be…
I desperately shut my eyes willing it away. Dear God… not here. Not again.
Slowly, very slowly, I open them, praying fervently… but there they are.
My trembling hands reach for the phone. I best call the cops.
Suddenly a scream penetrates my fog – “Bring your shoes in right away.”
I heave a sigh of relief. Just shoes left outside by a careless kid. Damn… I’ve become paranoid.
Written for 100 Word Wednesday – 167 based on the image by Bikurgurl