Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “contains ‘igh.’” Find a word that contains the letters “igh” in that order and use it in your post. Enjoy!
My eyesight is getting worse. I have diabetes and it is one of the problems due to diabetes. The higher your sugar levels the worse your eyesight is. The frightening thought is that at any time, without warning, I could become blind. I have diabetic retinopathy. The damage is not reversible. I already have loss of feeling in my feet and fingers due to neuropathy from the diabetes.
The night I broke my foot I couldn’t feel the bottom half of my body and so when the foot turned under me and broke, I didn’t even feel it (the good thing), but by the time I arrived at the hospital it was beginning to hurt. Once I had a splinter in the bottom of my foot which I didn’t feel going in or feel the doctor digging it out.
I have over eight different major things wrong with me. That is why my kids are fighting to have me put into an assisted living facility. It is dangerous for me to live alone.
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Your three words are:
PEOPLE SUDDEN AGHAST
What Do You See #88
For the visually challenged reader this image shows a dog wearing a shirt with “Superman” logo on it. There is a cape flowing from the back of the T- shirt.
Friday Fictioneers 100 word challenge July 2, 2021
Eileen rubbed the back of her neck and then unbuttoned the top button of her shirt. She bit her lip. Finally Kyle couldn’t stand it any longer. “What are you doing Eileen? Have you changed your mind or what? If you don’t speed up a little bit we are going to be late. Sarah said to come at 8 PM.”
“Is this a smart thing to do Kyle? I admit I am a little bit afraid now. I thought he was just a man who liked watching women, but that report is quite detailed and he is not a simple woman watcher. I don’t know if I can go through with getting him thrown in jail or at least out of the university. What if he comes after me if they don’t put him in jail?”
“You know I can’t help you with that one. I will support you in whatever you choose to do, but I can’t make the decision for you. Maybe the Callans will have some ideas on what you should do. They are older than us. Unless you want to call and cancel let’s get a move on here.”
Eileen sped up and pulled over in front of the Callan’s house. There was a light in one of the bedroom windows which probably meant they were trying to put the twins to bed or maybe one or both of them had woken up. Eileen felt like she was intruding. Why did she think this was a great idea?
Kyle stepped out of his side of the car. Eileen was chewing on her lip, but she stepped out of the driver’s side. They walked up to the front of the house and rang the doorbell. A dog barked. Eileen glanced at Kyle. She was afraid of dogs. The door opened and she hung back behind Kyle as the dog glanced out the glass screen door at them still barking. Eileen was aghast. You would think it was a huge dog from her expression, but he was kind of cute. He was a small dog dressed in a shirt with a “Superman” logo on it. The door opened suddenly and he came out to sniff them. Eileen whimpered and hid behind Kyle. “I’m sorry sir, but she’s afraid of dogs, all dogs.”
Scott Callan apologized and pulled the dog back into the house. He yelled to his wife, Sarah, that he was taking the two of them into the back yard til she was ready to join them, but not to bring out the dog as Eileen is afraid of them. “I’m sorry, but my wife is putting the twins to bed. They had a long day. Taking pictures of two-year olds is hard on everyone. I am Scott Callan and you met my wife Sarah earlier although I understand that one of you works at the restaurant with her.”
“I do,” Eileen managed. “I’m Eileen Weatherby and this is my fiancé Kyle Sanderson. I am sorry if we are bothering you, but I thought this was a good idea at first.”
“When Sarah comes out you can tell us what is on your mind and we can go from there. From the little she was able to tell me it sounds rather serious and I think you need to do something about it, but that is your decision alone. We’ll help in any way we can.”
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They walked through the gate into the back yard and were met, by an old van that looked like it was growing there. Kyle and Eileen both stopped suddenly and stared at the van. “Most people have the same reaction,” Scott said. “It was an old van that the previous owners had. I was going to haul it away when we moved in, but it is kind of an attention grabber and so I just held on to it. The weeds continue to grow around it. At the rate it is going, it will be completely covered in several years.”
Scott led them over to the picnic table and Sarah came out with a tray of ice tea. I thought you might be thirsty.” She handed out glasses to everyone and then took a seat by Scott on the other side of the table. “Eileen tell Scott what you told me. This sounds very important and possibly dangerous for you and perhaps some other young women there at the university.”
“I am a little bit scared now that I read that whole report on this professor at our university here in Angel’s Cove. He has been stalking me although I didn’t let on to him that I knew it. He is very popular with the female population and we all know him as being a bachelor. He is always staring at my butt, boobs and legs and when I am sitting at a desk I can see him trying to twist around to look up under my desk to see if my legs are open when I wear a skirt. And then the other day when Kyle proposed to me and that was actually funny rather than romantic, but it is typical Kyle. Anyhow he ended up proposing in front of this carved wooden sculputure which is possibly a man, I am not sure, but the storm was coming quick and I guess he wanted to propose then rather than waiting for a better time and place, but I noticed the professor back there in the woods behind it and he was staring at my skirt which was whipping around in the wind. I tried to hold it down, but wasn’t doing a great job. I had on sexy panties and I know he got a glimpse of them at least once. Once Kyle finished proposing we took off running for his car and my skirt was blowing wildly, I couldn’t hold it down any longer.
I try to stay away from him typically, but he gave me a big red zero on my final exam and I know I didn’t deserve a zero. I am a straight-A student. I was trying to figure out what to do about it when I got the idea that maybe this jerk had a wife or something back home, wherever that was and decided to do one of those background checks. What I found scared me silly. He was married, but was accused of beating and killing his wife, but it couldn’t be proven so he was let go. Then there was a list of instances where he was accused by female students of either stalking them or beating them if they chose to go out with him. Nothing was ever proven as none of the women would press charges. He just kept changing schools. Now he is here and I am definitely on his radar. I have to get this grade changed which means going to him and he will probably offer to change it if I go out with him. Well I can’t let that happen. A beating and/or death is not in my future if I can help it. And he knows I am engaged.
“Wow,” Scott said and glanced at Sara. “I understand you want to print out the report and do something, but now you are getting second thoughts. I can’t say I blame you. He sounds like a very dangerous man. How about we print out the report to begin with. I want to see this. Which one did you use?”
“I used the number one background site especially for criminal backgrounds. I wasn’t expecting what I got back though.”
“Good choice. It is probably the one most people choose. Let’s go to my den where my computer is. You can sign in and print out your report. We will make several copies just in case. After I read it I will tell you my thoughts.”
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