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Rated: E · Assignment · Drama · #2241566
Newsfeed Prompt -- scary story scene
The big man's car stopped at the corner. He reached across in front of me and gave my mother a twenty dollar bill, and said, "Get your baby some milk."

"She doesn't need any milk," she said.

"Go ahead now. She's thirsty."

Somehow I knew something was wrong by the look on my mother's face.

He saw it too. "She can stay here. She'll be safe and right here with me when you get back."

Her hand found mine. She whispered in my ear, "Hold on tight. Don't let go."

The car door jerked opened, and I was dragged out, helpless as a puppet. The car lurched forward at the same time, it's door slammed into my leg. I screamed.

I stumbled and limped as I ran like I was on fire, knowing if I didn't I'd fall on my fsce. Somehow I found a sense of balance. I ran blindly I couldn't see much of anything except for my mother in front of me. and a blur of buildings we passed..

"Mommy, I can't...I can't breathe!" I gasped. My heart was thundering away inside me.

Finally after several blocks we stopped, collapsing on a patch of grass catching our breath.

Our red wagon with clean clothes was gone in that man's trunk. I wondered why he took off with our clothes, why Mommy was upset, and what we would do without them. At least he disappeared and was gone.

I looked up. Our home wasn't far away now, but we still had to cross the big street. I looked both ways. No cars. We started to cross. I let go of Mommy's hand and darted ahead anxious to get to the other side and wait for her. We were halfway across already.

A loud sound in the not so far distance got louder. The cars roaring engine sounded angry. It got even closer by the second.

I turned my head in that direction. Before I could see clearly, My mother grabbed my arm yanking me backward. The smoky wind swirled through my hair and the smell of exhaust fumes almost made me choke as the approaching car was upon us.

Only later did I realise that my right arm is now a bit longer than the other one. I'm not sure why. I can't help but wonder if the above has anything to do with it.
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