Arnold Friend: A Short Story

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Connie didn’t try to escape, not because she didn’t want to, but because she found she truly couldn’t. Moving her limbs, she felt the pull of her skin and muscles as if someone else was moving them and making her leave her home and her family to some unknown place. As she sat in the leathery seat - was it leather? Or was it silk? - she had a passing thought, but couldn’t grasp it quickly enough to bring them into words. “Alright, Connie baby,” Arnold Friend said, leaning over and invading Connie’s space, “I know I said we would just be out for a ride, but I know how much you love your music and crowds and stuff. And since I treat my girls right, I’m going to take you to the haven of music and people. That sound alright with you?” Waiting a few moments. Arnold Friend watched as Connie rigidly …show more content…
Wherever Arnold Friend was taking them, she knew she didn’t want to be there. Her breaths were now coming out heavier and louder like a prayer that was slowly building into a steady crescendo, leading into a roar, but she didn’t make so much as a silent scream when Arnold Friend opened the door and dragged her out. Connie tried to fight the man, anything to get away, but it was a futile attempt as he grabbed her roughly by the arm and forced her down. She heard a ringing in her ears, like the soft hymns of the church, and blinked as she felt the cold, hard ground beneath her. “You should be happy, Connie baby,” Arnold Friend said in that sickeningly sweet voice of his, “You’re my very first, my blue-eyed girl.” The last thing she saw was Arnold Friend heaving a large rock above his head, his mask and wig slowly falling

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