This is my contribution to this week’s Monday’s Finish the Story from Barbara Beecham – thanks once again Barbara for a great prompt!
Finish the story begins with: “The neighbors were not happy about my choice of yard art.”
Sam took a sip of his beer as he looked over at the Man. “But they’d like him even less if they knew what he was.”
“What do you mean?” Tara sat painting her nails.
“Ever heard of the Stone Man from Misty Falls?”
“Yeah.. but the Stone Man’s not real Sam. It’s just a dumb story we used to tell the kids in school to freak them out.”
“What if I told you that he is real.” Sam’s tone made her look up.
“Stop being an idiot Sam! Are you telling me that that thing over there is THE Stone Man? That he can turn your heart to stone?” Rolling her eyes, she continued to coat her nails with Calipso Sunset. “How did this legend fall into your filthy hands anyway?”
He hopped off the chair and sat down next to her. “It starts with your heart, yes, but soon your whole body turns to stone. Let me show you…”