The Daily Post : Burn
In response to daily post’s prompt : Burn
Sophie and her friend Leila went for a walk in the woods, near Leila’s home. They were carefree, knew the place well, there was nothing to worry, on and on they went, suddenly they saw some strange foot marks, they stopped to look, they looked at each other, Sophie was burning with curiosity, she insisted they must investigate. Leila was not interested but Sophie’s constant pressure made her give in.
As they were following the marks their curiosity increased when they saw drops of fresh blood on the path,they could not decide whether it was wise to continue walking along the wooded area. Sophie wasn’t too worried, she felt they had each other just in case there was any kind of danger. Leila was a thoughtful person, she wasn’t convinced they should continue walking along an area which was seemingly dangerous, she insisted on turning back, Sophie was adamant they must find out.
Leila agreed reluctantly, suddenly they heard a harsh voice and a woman sobbing, Leila was sure it was way too dangerous for them to continue walking, she told Sophie to go alone for she preferred to turn around and go home. In the middle of their heated argument they were interrupted by a hoarse voice, “Hello, said the man, mind if I tag along?”
The girls turned around and saw a dark man with a long beard, smiling at them. It took a lot of courage for Leila to reply, “No thank you she said, we’re going home Mom is waiting for us.”
They instantly turned around and ran as fast as they could until they reached Leila’s home. Leila’s mom came out, she was surprised to see them running so fast. She immediately said, “what’s the matter girls, are you training for a marathon?”
The two were short of breath, only words that came out of their mouths was, We wish we were!”