Sunday, September 29, 2013

Shades of Pink Teaser - Mysteries in Pink by Matthew E. Welch

Every day until the end of September, I will post here the blurb for one of the stories from the Shades of Pink charity anthology, as well as a teaser, and a short bio for the author. The anthology will be available on October 1st, with all proceeds going to breast cancer research but you can donate today and get it 5 days early! I invite you to come back, share the links for these teasers, tell your friends about it... It's all for a good cause! And if you tweet about it, you can use the hashtag #shadesofpink :)

Today, a glimpse from Mysteries in Pink by Matthew E. Welch

Savannah is all alone. Alex is out of town, and there are feelings there may be someone else. As mysterious gifts appear she wonders who they may be from, and where her feelings for Alex are. Only time will tell as her feelings become attached. Will she move on or stay with Alex?

The moon lit from a light crescent, making the night shine as I walked out of Zing, the newest club in town. The evening had been an awesome one, with my approval to the latest review I would be working on later.

A chill ran down my spine as I walked along the curb, headed home from my latest partying evening. I couldn’t help but feel that someone was following me. As I looked over my shoulder I saw five or six people, but all appeared to be minding their own business without the slightest interest in me. So what was it?

It hadn’t been the first time I felt like I wasn’t alone. After all, as a business assessor and blogger I was bound to meet some interesting people. And when I say interesting, I really mean quite creepy…

Ignoring the sense that someone was there, I picked up my pace towards my condo. Only three more blocks… Only three more blocks… Turning the corner I reached my hand towards my left pants pocket, ensuring I had my phone just in case.

Much to my dismay, it wasn’t there. The club was already closed, and I had been one of the last to leave. Keeping my cool I continued walking home. I would just have to contact them the next morning. Just something else I could add to my review, more information on customer support.

As I turned the last corner I noticed someone walking the sidewalk ahead of me. When what looked like a guy saw me, he went from a sluggish pace to a mild jog instantly. Before I could react or find out why there was such mystery he disappeared around the corner.

Nearing my house I pulled my keys out, readying myself to unlock the door. I opened the door to my house, and turned off the outside light I left on. Why had that man been there? And who was he?

Shrugging my shoulders to myself I sat down to pull my silver sandaled heels off and place them at the edge of the stairs. I stood back up and began walking up the cold wood stairs. The walk was only eleven steps, but it seemed like forever as I guided my hand along the rail through the darkened foyer.

Turning the last corner I headed towards the bedroom. My breath caught suddenly as I turned the corner. On the bed lay a bouquet of pink camellias and snapdragons, with a single pink rose sprouting from the middle.

They were beautifully arranged, and I absolutely loved the aroma they presented as I picked up the card. But what concerned me most was that someone had been in my home. Had been? Or were they still here?

I marched over to the window I left open to allow the room to be cool when I returned home. Slamming the window shut and yanking the curtains shut, I glanced around the room to ensure I was truthfully alone.

Before sitting down upon the bed I pulled the closet door open and double checked to make sure no one else was in the room. Pulling the card up, I realized that there was a long typed message folded up inside instead. Unfolding the note I began to read what had been written.

Matthew Welch is a writer of Young Adult Novels. He has also written Searching High, and is in the works of two other stories currently. Matthew enjoys construction, reading, and of course writing. When not enjoying his hobbies, he is spending time with his very supportive wife and loving little ones.

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