This week I’m going to start using this blog as a place to put some of my creative writing not only to showcase it, but in a hope to improve it. Today I’ll be posting the first part of a short story I’ve been working on, and I’ll post the continuation next week. Let me know in the comments what you think of it or where you think it could be made better!
The bitter November wind threw itself against Lucy as she struggled to make her way towards her car. She shivered as she felt the familiar cold gust around her small, pale frame and tightened her jacket around herself as she fished the keys out of her pocket with her free hand and tears streamed down her face. She reached the car, a battered, old Honda Civic, opened the trunk and tossed her rucksack in before slamming it shut and making her way to the driver’s seat. Once inside she loosened her jacket a little before taking a breath and staring out the window for what felt like an eternity. Gradually coming back to reality, Lucy reached into her pocket to get her phone and started scrolling through her contacts list before finding her sister, Anna. She hit dial and started to zip up her jacket a little, realising again how cold it could actually get at that time of night. “Hello?”, came the tired and confused voice on the other end of the phone. “Um… Hi Anna, it’s me” Lucy replied quietly, not quite sure what exactly to say.