Tuesday, 17 September 2013

#TantalizingTuesdays - The Babysitter

Hello, folks, I've had this picture for a while, but the right words hadn't come until now, and as per usual now I'm thinking, hmm .... there's a story there.
In any case - Enjoy!


Source: Pinterest

The babysitter's frantic call hadn't told Karen much. The teenager's words had been interspersed with shrieks and the sound of slamming doors. Seeing the girl now, sat on the front steps, knees drawn up to her chest, rocking to and fro, as though she'd seen a ghost, did little to reassure her.
"Thank God you're here. I've locked that thing in upstairs." She jumped up the minute Karen approached, and darted away from her, eyes wide in terror. "Don’t you dare touch me. I don't get paid enough for this shit. I didn't believe them when they said … Freak!"
Karen suppressed a sigh and let herself into the house. So much for a fresh start in a new place.
One night of unforgettable passion had left her with a legacy of looking over her shoulder. Not that she could blame folks. The first time her adorable baby had transformed in front of her, Karen hadn't believed her eyes either.
Shifters weren't real. They were the stuff of nightmares and smutty novels, not packaged into six foot five of sex-on-legs-gorgeous-bad boy.

She'd run away from him after their one night together, but she couldn't run away from their daughter.


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As ever, let me know what you thought of my teaser today.

D xx

29 comments:

  1. awww but what a cute pup she is ;-) Excellent fit for the picture. Great tease. xx

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  2. Wonderful! And that picture is gorgeous.
    Hugs xx

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    1. Thanks, Susie, and yeah I love that pic :-)

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  3. Cute picture and nice tail, I mean tale!

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  4. I love dogs but I've never bred mine. your picture and the story are so tough to tolerate.

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    1. I don't quite follow, Pablo! What has this got to do with dogs? That's a wolf cup in the picture, and she's a shifter, same as her dad. The one night stand her mum had. No breeding of dogs involved, so colour me confused.

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  5. Neat story! Nobody every thinks of consequences like this one. Just great!

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    1. Thanks, Molly, and nope, she sure wasn't expecting that.

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  6. You know how much I love my wolfie shifters :D Great teaser, shame not everyone 'gets' the paranormal genre.

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    1. Thanks, Jorja! I was beginning to think I'd entered the twilight zone ;-)

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  7. I just loved this piece! I think the humor and horror mixed brilliantly. It is sweet and crazy at the same time......besides, let's get real, who among us could refuse a "six foot five of sex-on-legs-gorgeous-bad boy"? Not I, fer sure, fer damn sure! Charming! Loved it:) xo

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    1. Lol, indeed, me neither ;-) Thanks, Muffy.

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  8. Oh my this teaser could really go places. Great stuff!!

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  9. Haha! What a story! I would have loved to read on! That is definitely one for the ages! Encore!

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  10. You absolutely have to turn this into a book. That was fabulous!

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  11. Good one D! I recognise the pic too :)

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