Published by Scarlett Snow at Smashwords
Copyright 2012 Scarlett Snow
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The house was dark when Soren arrived home from her job as a bar-tender. She wondered why; usually at this time of night the lights would be blazing as her husband Kane chased their four year old daughter Shelby around the house, trying to get her to go to bed. The spirited toddler always refused to go to sleep until mommy got home, and it drove both her parents insane since Soren’s work hours weren’t exactly child-friendly.
Fighting back a yawn, Soren unlocked the door and went inside. She made it as far as the end of the hallway, before a pair of hands wrapped around her waist. She started to scream, but stopped midway as a familiar voice said her name. Putting a hand to her heart, she spun around to face her grinning husband.
“Kane, you asshole! You scared me half to death!” She glared at him, breathing deeply to calm herself down. “Where’s Shelby?”