Footsteps outside the cave.
Who followed her here?
Linda hadn’t seen anyone near the beach.
The beach and walkway had been deserted.
She backs away from the approaching figure.
He ducks his head to enter the secluded cave.
His large body blocks the sunlight.
The cave turns dark.
Dark and damp.
The tall man stands up to full height.
His dark eyes canvas the area.
They roam over the table and chairs
To finally land upon Linda trembling in the corner.
“Why are you hiding in a cave?
You are definitely a magnet for trouble.”
He moves closer with firm steps.
The cave feels smaller.
His arms reach out for her.
She backs against the wall.
“Todd! Why are you here?
I don’t even want to know
Why you’re following me.
Just go away!”
Todd stares at her.
His handsome face forms a frown.
He turns to walk out from the cave.
He took her at her word:
He left her alone.
But she feels more alone,
More upset than before.
Why can’t things ever be easy?
THE DEAD GAME
A new story based upon the book.