August 3, 2013
Here begins the “Three Things Serial Story.” Mary kicked things off with Oscillating Fan, but to keep things consistent right from the start, I needed to use three things. So I took two more “things” from Mary’s last two blog posts: Scent and Cowboy.
The Three Things Serial Story
With “things” sent from readers everywhere
Oscillating Fan, Scent, Cowboy
Tic, tic, tic, grunt. Tic, tic, tic, grunt. The noise chipped away at her preoccupied mind while she absently gazed at the quiet street below. It was Sunday, so hardly anyone was out. A little boy in a cowboy costume came around the corner. He pushed himself against the brick wall of the building across the street and peeped back around its edge at his unseen playmate. Then he jumped out with arms spread like a bear to startle his friend, and quickly disappeared out of sight.
Tic, tic, tic, grunt. Tic, tic, tic, grunt. The sound of the fan drew her attention away from the window. Some would find the low repetitive noise hypnotic, perhaps even relaxing. To her, however, the sound was becoming downright annoying. A dust bunny skittered out from a corner, propelled by the breeze of the oscillating fan. The stirring air brought a familiar scent to her nostrils and she looked toward the door.