Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Tantalizing Tuesday Teaser: The Beach



Greetings Children of the Night once again to another Tantalizing Tuesday Teaser.


Every week an amazing array of authors chose one picture each and then, in just 200 words, proceed to craft a short teaser to whet your appetite. 

This week I have chosen a picture from an unfinished work-in-progress that I tentatively titled The Beach. These 200 words are from the very start of this tale.



THE BEACH

At first I didn’t pay much attention to the rope by the water’s edge, after all everyday something new was washed up on the shore, but as I got closer to it I could tell that this hadn’t just come from the ocean. The loose knots in the rope said that this had been used to tie someone up, that much I could ascertain from my little interest in bondage, yet there was no-one around nor were there any footprints.
Bending down I picked up the rope and looked at it closely. Apart from it being soaking wet, obviously due to the tide washing over it, I noticed feint red blood spatter around the knots. My stomach tightened and I looked out at the water, fearing for the safety of whoever had been tied by the rope, but I couldn’t see anyone, or hear anything thanks to the waves that crashed onto the beach just in front of me which seemed to be getting larger with each new one.
If someone had been dumped here whoever did it obviously hoped that the tide would come in and take them away before anyone could stumble across their victim.

I hope you enjoyed this week's teaser and from here visit all my other wonderful friends and read their offerings for the week.

Molly Synthia: http://mollysyntha.com

11 comments:

Cassandre Dayne said...

Awe love - what a beautiful and very haunting post. Just thinking about all the concepts of what the rope could have and perhaps should have been used for is very hot. Purr...

diannehartsock said...

Oh wow, there's a whole story behind this bit of rope! You've wet my appetite, now where's the rest... :)

Naomi said...

There's a longer story waiting to be borne of this teaser. You have to write it. I need to know more

The AfterDark World with Ray Sostre said...

Holy shit! That was very eerie! I loved this post Julez.

Don Abdul said...

Wow! Who would have thought that something as mundane as a piece of rope could invoke such an eerie teaser.
Well done Julez.

Leann Mitchell said...

Very creepy! I wonder what happened. Great teaser!

gemma parkes said...

Great teaser Julez, you painted an intriguing picture and made us all want to know about this rope, well done!

VenusBookluvr said...

You have a winning idea here. You've drawn me in and I want more. Fantastic TTT!

Author Cyril J. Michael said...

You've left me wanting more, more more! Fantastic Teaser.

Veronica Fredricks said...

Fabulous post. I love a great mystery and you've set this one up perfectly.

Cg Brumby said...

My stomach was tied up in knots reading this teaser! Awesome job. Made me wonder what was going to happen next... :)