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Calm Before Storm

By Danwerewolf All Rights Reserved ©

Horror / Poetry

Blurred Silhouettes

One day I decided to go for a ride in my new GTO,I went to a small road not busy to drive, and when darkened decided to go home but a storm broke out above my , the rain was so strong that the headlights of my car not illuminated at more than two meters I couldn't move like that.
I could look out the window and in the distance I could see a blurred silhouette of a structure or that looked like?.
I decided to go there. Arriving, I parked my car and went out, the rain didn't diminish,  certainly was a structure, It was a house at first sight was in good condition, I knock on the door and I could hear the echo of my knocks bounced inside the house so I decided to return my self, Just as I was the door opened and a lady came out, so beautiful, that seemed out of place.

She said, "Good evening, I'm Heather," and invited me to enter, She seemed to be very friendly and had a comfortable look, Once inside I noticed that the house had something unsettling even creepy..

She offered me a cup of tea, then she asks me, "What can I do for you" with a soft, sweet voice, I answered that just needs a place to shelter from the rain, then I look out the window and I noticed that the rain has become a drizzle, I knew it was a chance to get out of there; I thanked her hospitality and I go to the door and she pointed me out a red umbrella next to the door, and tells me to take it to keep me safe of the rain. I said "Thank you Miss Heather, "Don't even mention honey" I said goodbye to her and get into my car.

I came back to my home. I put the umbrella on the table and went to sleep. The next morning I woke up and saw that umbrella over the table and remembered that sympathetic lady. That's when I decided to get her back his umbrella ..
When I arrives at the place where the house supposed it was, I taken aback to find that there was such a house in that place, there it was just a foundations remaining and in the middle of it there was a plaque that read, "Never give up your dreams, dreaming isn't enough, fight for them" Memory of Heather Lovegood "Lady Heather"

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