Friday, March 23, 2012

Quarry


Chambers knelt at the edge of the stand of hawthorn. The branches were fish-belly white and brittle as matchsticks, barely having budded in the uncertain spring weather.

The tracks led to this very spot and then just vanished. Heavy boot prints, filling with runoff from the recent spate of rain showers, then…nothing. Only one thing made any sense.

He thumbed his lapel mike on and spoke, keeping his voice level despite his concerns.

“Chambers to all units, suspect has gone non-corporeal. Unless he’s a lot nastier than I think, he’ll have to rematerialize soon. Be ready! It’s gonna get ugly real soon.” 


13 comments:

  1. Oooh, you create a spooky chase, Jeffrey. I liked the sense of fear and concern; he obviously knows more about this creature than we do.

    I'm over here: http://elmowrites.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/friday-fictioneers-the-crater/

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  2. We're in for a whole load of problems when the perps go non-corporeal. I liked this, just the right mix of nature and supernatural. Thanks.

    Mine's at: http://castelsarrasin.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/to-bring-you-home-friday-fictioneers/

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  3. I love the tone here, the paranormal aspects of a hunt for a suspect. Great job.

    Here's mine:http://teschoenborn.com/2012/03/22/friday-fictioneer-3/

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  4. Weapons hot, gentlemen! Great story, Jeffrey. :)

    Here's mine:
    http://siobhanmuir.blogspot.com/2012/03/new-world-100words-well-200-for.html

    Siobhan

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  5. Very spooky indeed. Not sure if I could keep my voice level.

    Here's mine: http://postcardfiction.com/2012/03/23/trapped/

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  6. Jeffrey, I was pulled into the story right away--really "hooked" me when I realized I was enjoying a paranormal tale. Wonderfully executed--I'd like to read more of this one.

    Mine: www.vlgregory-circa1800.vpweb.com/blog.html

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  7. I once dabbled with the idea of a modern hunter of creatures and this is how I'd have liked it to have gone. Mine didn't get past the planning stage...
    Excellent story, consider my cap well and truly doffed.

    My story for this week is here:
    http://garybaileywriting.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/fridayfictioneers-crimson-sunset/

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  8. Ah, we have similar ideas when it comes to hunting fugitives! Loved your take on it, too :)

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  9. Thanks much for the kind words and for sponsoring this challenge. It is fast becoming one of my absolute faves.

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  10. Chambers may have more to deal with than he cares to know...I certainly love the line: 'suspect has gone non-corporeal' Well done!
    https://seewilliams.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/scorched/

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  11. Branches...fish-belly white. I imagine Chamber's face was fish-belly white as well, knowing what's before him. Nice take on the prompt. Here's mine:

    www.triplemoonstar.blogspot.com

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  12. Ah, a sci-fi thriller! This is something I'^d like to read more of. Nice job!
    Mine:
    http://writetuit.wordpress.com/2012/03/24/flash-friday-kill-shot/

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  13. Hi Jeffrey,
    Shape shifters are so cool. Nice descriptive details and I want to read more! Great story!
    Here's mine if you haven't read it. If you have, thanks!
    http://bridgesareforburning.wordpress.com/

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