Stories tagged “LENN”

  • Shh, Part 18

    “Well at least this place has a real bed. Stay comfortable, I'll be back.” Lenn said to Liv. He stepped into the dark hallway to the staccato hoarseness of Liv's muffled coughs. She sounded so miserable. He needed to get his hands on some kind of cough su…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Shh, Part 17

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  • Shh, part 16

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  • Shh, part 15

    Lenn poured soup into the thermos lid that doubled as a cup. “I guess we'll start with broth first. All the good stuff is staying at the bottom.”

    Liv wrapped both hands around the proffered cup and sipped. Lenn took to the other side of the bed causing i…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Shh, part 14

    Lenn hated the way her spasms, electrified her face in pain. “Oh my God, Liv.”

    “It sounds worse than it is.” Liv said with a wan smile. Lovingly she scritched his thigh.

    “I hope so.” Lenn unzipped the mouth of his backpack and fished out one of the ther…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Shh, part 13

    The hallway wasn't long enough to break into a full run and Lenn barely registered the pictures of strangers that lined both walls as he went by. Guided by the only light coming out of one of the three doorways at the end of the hall, he felt like the cap…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Shh, part 12

    Together they walked into the softly lit apartment. A half of dozen candles offered warm light and Lenn could feel some heaviness lift off his shoulders. After a moment the front door closed behind them and Ruger's footsteps followed them.

    “You'll have t…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Shh, part 11

    “Come on, man. Just move. I'm not leaving the cat out here in the storm.” Lenn said. “There's no food, it's wet, and it has nowhere else to go.”

    Ruger hunched down. “I told you, I'm not letting you bring your damned cat inside.”

    Lenn didn't move any clo…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Shh, part 10

    “My names Lennart Larsson. I'm looking for the occupant of 163 C.”

    “Goddamnit, Lenny.” A disgusted voice said.

    Lenn's gut twisted. The voice belonged to Liv's brother, Ruger. What was he doing here? He didn't even live in Japan. Still, he rallied gamely…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Shh, part 8

    Lenn struggled against currents of howling wind and driving rain so strong they felt like the spirits of speeding buses. Keeping the cat protected was almost too much for him. He tucked the arm cradling the cat further back like an American football playe…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Shh, part 7

    There was no way Lenn could bring himself to stuff the cat into his backpack. Not only would it be uncomfortable, he didn't think it would be safe either. Unzipping his windbreaker, he docked the cat into the the crook of his arm. Then he slowly rezipped …

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Shh, part 6

    “Goddamned cat, you're like a living jump scare.” Lenn muttered.

    The cat meowed plaintively, tail up in the air. Matted fur clung flatly to its body outlining a starved frame.

    “Yeah, I don't like this weather much either.”

    Cautiously, the cat padded fo…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Shh, part 5

    He thumbed the keys upward so that they sprouted beyond his knuckles like metal spikes. Should he retread his steps back into the driving rain and try a different cross street or move through the alley that might house something in it? Straining his sense…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Shh, part 4

    The wind gusted this way and that, sweeping the rain away before slamming it back at Lenn in huge wet slaps. His poncho scudded away from his numb fingers and nearly strangled him until he forced it back under control.

    He walked uphill toward the commerc…

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Shh, part 3

    His shoes and pants were soaked. Cold, they stuck to clung to him like a heavy second skin. As he turned the corner, he stepped down into water that swallowed his shoe up past his ankle before he touched the sidewalk. Somehow it felt colder than his feel …

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Shh, part 2

    Someone screamed. Lenn paused for a moment. It was difficult to tell with the whine of the siren and the constant roar of the rain but he thought that whoever had screamed was only a block or two away. The urge to go see what was going on, and to help if …

    Posted 1 year ago
  • Shh, part 1

    Threading through the streets, past storefronts that still had power, Lenn kept one hand on his wallet and used the other to hold his poncho's hood closed. The rain had been hammering the city for five unrelenting days and it wasn't scheduled to let up fo…

    Posted 1 year ago