Out of Time - Part 4
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Out of Time continues from where I left off last week. I cheated and posted a wee bit more than ten sentences - but it's the end of this part. Next week's snippet shifts into a new scene. Hope you enjoy!
Apropos of nothing, how the heck did this week go by so quickly??? And tonight we're even losing more time because of Daylight Saving Time. It never made sense to me that it was called DST - in the spring and summer we have plenty of sunshine. Shouldn't DST be in the fall and winter when the sun's appearance over the horizon is shorter? We should be saving as much daylight as we can. See? Get my thinking? :-)
She sighed and looked out the window at contemporary Benton -- she didn’t know what she could possibly find. There was nothing here anymore. Nothing here but ghosts.
Kayla changed into her pink long johns and crawled under the covers. Opening her tablet, she pulled up the picture of the letter she’d found in Virginia City. Was the mentioned ‘Addy’, her Aunt Adeline? It was a common name in those days, but when Kayla had first found the reference, she knew this was her Addy. However, now that she’d had time to think about it, she wasn’t as sure. Kayla zoomed in until ‘Addy’ filled the screen. She traced the letters with her finger. “Aunt Adeline. What happened to you?”
She reread the letter a few more times, trying to find other clues she might have missed. Eventually her eyes began to close. Giving up, Kayla turned off the light and settled down for the night.
3/11/2018 12:57:56 am
Lovely continuation of the story. Enjoyed the read!
3/11/2018 06:48:14 pm
Thank you, Iris. Glad you enjoyed it.
Nancy Goldberg Levine
3/11/2018 05:12:56 am
This is interesting.Can't. wait to learn more about Addy.
3/11/2018 06:48:51 pm
You definitely will next Sunday! As will Kayla. ;-)
3/11/2018 09:20:47 am
Ooh, very cool excerpt and I can't wait to read more!
3/11/2018 06:49:21 pm
Thanks, Veronica. :-)
3/11/2018 10:43:14 am
There must be something besides ghosts - unless it's her aunt's ghost?
3/11/2018 06:50:55 pm
I'm not telling,,, But let's just say that stories don't always go as expected.
3/11/2018 01:41:42 pm
The inner tension of her uncertainty brings this snippet to life.
3/11/2018 06:51:41 pm
Thank you, Ed.
3/11/2018 08:20:00 pm
I'm intrigued to know more. Love the mystery she'll have to uncover about her Auntie.
3/24/2018 10:44:04 am
I hate when the doubt creeps in and the answers aren't easily discerned. Great snippet, Karysa.
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