Progression #65

[Chapter Fourteen – “Awake” — Part Fifteen of Seventeen]

progression number sixtyfive [To be continued…]

[Original writing & photography by J. E. Lattimer]

© 2013 J. E. Lattimer all rights reserved


[For my subscribers who do not read English]

“Okay,” Jack said. “Before we continue this conversation…” He leaned toward Charlotte and whispered in her ear. “Do you have a notebook and a pen we can use to write notes back and forth?”

“Yes, out in the living room.” She stood up and was walking out of the door when she paused and turned back around. “Whispering is pointless.” She rolled her eyes.

“Oh? Why is that?”

“Ever since the smart meters were installed they can listen to everything inside of the home. It does not matter if you whisper or shout at the top of your lungs.”

“I had no idea.” Jack watched her exit the bedroom. He stood up from the bed and walked back over to the window. He peered out between the blinds and observed the three Sentries. The one on the left turned and stared directly at him.

“Might be a good idea to stay away from that window.” Charlotte said. 

She handed Jack a small notebook and a ballpoint pen. He opened to a random blank page and scribbled a few words down before turning it around so Charlotte could read it.

Is there somewhere safe that we can go?

She shrugged and then took the notebook and pen from him. It was her turn to jot down a note-

I know of a place just outside of the city. But they will try to stop us on the way to the car!

Jack grabbed the pen and responded to this while Charlotte held onto the notebook.

We have to try – We cannot just sit around here and wait for them to kill us!