This weeks word is skimble-skamble.
Edited 3pm by Jen and by me.
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It was only slightly dark that night with a large round full moon deepening the shadows. The shadows weren’t a lack of light where Alicia was, they were people. They are People who hunt in the neon jungles of the world looking for a fight, a warm body, or someone else’s wallet. She wasn’t worried about the shadows; she wasn’t worried about anything as she ran down the electric pathways of the city. All she could feel was sadness and anger.
What she had always thought of as the light in her life was suddenly revealed as another shadow. She had decided to surprise him at work, putting on a revealing red dress that contrasted with her chestnut hair and bright green eyes. She had put on some makeup, which she rarely did, and went towards “Crepuscule,” her fiancé’s restaurant.
“I have to work tonight, it’s a Saturday, and they’ll need me around. We’ll be together tomorrow ok babe?” He had said it in a way that made her feel like she was being ridiculous, wanting to spend the evening of their first time together, and worse; she had believed him.
When she had finally walked into the restaurant, she was amazed at the amount of beautiful people that filled the bar area. Finding Sammy, the manager, she asked where she could find her fiancé. He pointed to the back office.
Walking towards the back, a woman wearing nothing but a blood red corset and black leggings grabbed her by her shoulders and pulled her into a seductive dance. Looking into her eyes, Alicia moved into the dance. The woman’s dark red lips suddenly moved across Alicia’s collarbone sending electric shivers down towards her toes. The woman’s touch and smell were mesmerizing. Alicia inhaled deeply as the woman made her way from the collarbone to nibble on her ear. Alicia moaned as the woman’s lips found the perfect place on her neck. Suddenly, Alicia heard a gasp and the woman pushed her away with a hiss and moved into the crowd.
Alicia was shocked and aroused; she really needed to get to her fiancé. Once at the door she saw it was slightly ajar and she put her hand on it. She pushed open the door and saw her fiancé sitting naked on his office chair with a small blond woman wrapped around him in a carnal embrace. Alicia watched for a few moments, hearing the soft moans coming from the woman. She was just about to turn away when she saw her fiancé kissing the woman along the collarbone towards the ear lobe. He took a deep breath and bit into the woman’s neck. The woman screamed but not in pain, she screamed in ecstasy. Storming out, she slammed the door f the office and ran out of the building. The neon signs all around her mocking her.
She ran; not knowing where she was running, she ran and she didn’t stop until she collapsed on the pavement in tears. Her fiancé had cheated on her; worse even, he had cheated on her in a very disturbing manner. She refused to contemplate the supernatural possibilities and wondered if she could tell the police. What would she tell them? The woman seemed to be enjoying herself and no matter how depraved Alicia thought the activities were, they weren’t illegal. The police would surely dismiss her story as the skimble-skamble ravings of a scorned lover. She needed to know more about what was going on.
Suddenly realising that she was lying on the cold pavement in a part of town she didn’t recognise, Alicia got up. She’d call a friend and make a plan tomorrow. Her head was spinning, her neck hurt, and everything seemed a little bendy. She speed dialled her best friend Beth and asked to stay the night. Just as they were going to hang up a wave of nausea washed over Alicia and Beth decided to go get her. Hanging up, Alicia put her hand to her neck; looking at her hand in the moonlight she saw blood. A second wave of nausea and dizziness assailed her and she fainted.