Mondays Finish the Story – January 19th, 2015 – A Weekend Away


Finish the story begins with: “They finally made their escape.”


It was go go go.

Pedal to the metal.

Looking back there was no sign their departure had been noticed.

What had begun, as a pleasant weekend had not turned into a horror of potentially biblical proportions.

Their hosts were cordial.

The meals delicious though they did query the crumbed things in the octagonal bowl, the strange howling from the basement, the steam seeping from the locked attic door.

Their explanation of it being an old house with a character all of its own didn’t wash so well.

It was the sensation of noticing their eyes blink horizontally that threw them finally, along with the sudden whip like action of their blue tongues that gave them cause to pack up and make their exit.

As they hurtled east towards home they resolved not to accept another invitation to spend a weekend with the Beachams.

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30 Responses to Mondays Finish the Story – January 19th, 2015 – A Weekend Away

  1. babso2you says:

    LOL! I love how my family became involved in your story! It seems you have met us! What, you don’t care for the eyes and the blue tongues? Hey – at least you did not mention our tails with the tufts at the end! 🙂 Loved it! Thank you for participating once again, and stay tuned for the upcoming Mondays challenge! ^..^

  2. One exciting weekend! I’ll come back for more.

  3. Intriguing! I like the surprise and your diction!

  4. Caerlynn Nash says:

    Whew! I’m glad they got out of there safely! Nicely done!

  5. Susan Langer says:

    Great story. Loved the eyes and tongues

  6. John Yeo says:

    A lovely story ~I think we have all met these sort of aliens~ Sometimes they dye their tongues pink~Just as sharp I believe ~ Well written

  7. Oh Danny Boy says:

    I be high tailing it out of there in a nano second myself. Even if it was Barb.


  8. afairymind says:

    That’s definitely not a place you want to hang around in for long! Great take on the prompt. 🙂

  9. draliman says:

    Ha, the Beachams 🙂
    I think I would have left too.

  10. Oh those blue tongue lizards.. Not easy to have acceptance if you are a little different 😦

  11. Brave souls stayed a tad longer than I would have. Excellent! 😀

  12. milliethom says:

    Well, I loved this one! What an enjoyable meal they had with eyes blinking horizontally and blue tongues whipping in and out. It’s enough to give anyone indigestion, at the very least! A fun read.

  13. EagleAye says:

    Haha! Great twist at the end. I like the ideas in this one.

  14. I’m glad I’ve been warned. But perhaps they’re really very nice even if a little strange. It would be boring if we were all alike. Funny and well done, Michael. 😀 Even Barb enjoyed it. 🙂 — Suzanne

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