July, 2018 Storytime Blog Hop

Once again it’s time for a fun adventure. Enjoy my story below, then follow the links to other stories of participating authors in the blog hop.  Leave us comments.  We love hearing from you!


Black and White

Jeremy neared his cousin Vinny’s house in an all-out sprint. Almost there!

He came to an abrupt stop when he saw a black and white ahead in the distance. He quickly turned and ran the other way, and turned right at his first opportunity. Glancing behind as he turned, he believed he had escaped detection.

Another black and white appeared and he immediately made a left. He had only been a few blocks from Vinny’s house but now was going in the wrong direction. The kicker was that he should have been safely inside fifteen minutes ago. He had gotten lost and by the time he found his way back on the right path the black and white had cut him off mere blocks from safety.

Originally, the plan had been to return to the house in ten minutes, maybe less. Now he approached half an hour of continuous running. Jeremy wasn’t in shape for this.

He ran for another block then stopped, exhausted. He couldn’t keep running in the wrong direction or he would never make it to safety. He glanced back and saw another black and white. He couldn’t tell if this was the same one he saw earlier or if this was a different one. It didn’t matter – he couldn’t afford to be spotted. He took off at full speed again.

If he had remembered to bring his cell phone he could have called his cousin for help. Stupid oversight! Surely Vinny had started to worry by now, but would he come looking for Jeremy? He couldn’t depend on it. He had to assume he was on his own.

Another black and white appeared up ahead, but this time when Jeremy turned he was running towards his cousin’s house. He ran clear for a few minutes and finally caught view of the safe house just two blocks ahead.

Adrenaline kicked in and he picked up speed. Al…most…there.

Yikes!  Jeremy suddenly stopped, narrowly avoiding a collision with the black and white that darted in front of him.

Should he remain frozen or take off the other direction? He cautiously turned, but before he could make a break for it another black and white sandwiched him in. His options were diminishing.

Jeremy took a step to the left; another black and white. He feared the worse.

He turned to dart to the right, but slipped and fell. Jeremy jumped to his feet but his clumsiness had cost him.

Before he could escape, the three black and whites raised their tails and squirted.


Summer Siren, by Elizabeth McCleary
The Birch Tree, by Juneta Key
The Zoning Zone, by Vanessa Wells
Secrets, by Elizabeth Winfield
Team Building Exercise, by Samantha Bryant
Another Time, by J. Q. Rose
Suds and Scales, by Eileen Mueller
Beginning Again, by Karen Lynn
Under The Bridge, by Katharina Gerlach

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15 Responses to July, 2018 Storytime Blog Hop

  1. Very cool.
    Lots of squirting!
    So what I wanna know, is why do the lack and white robots Have tails? Just kidding.
    🙂 Great story!

  2. Barbara says:

    Oh no! The black and whites got him in the end. Awesome!

  3. J.Q. Rose says:

    PU–not the story. But poor Jeremy! Love this ending. You had me from the beginning believing he and Vinny had robbed somebody and the police were after them. I believed it all the way thru until the end! Great job. Made me laugh. Made my grandkids laugh too when I read it to them! Thanks.
    JQ Rose

  4. Juneta says:

    I had to read it twice the black and whites confused me a little, BUT then I realized what they were and all made sense. Good job.

  5. Elaine Milner says:

    Great twist!

  6. LOL! Fun ending. Not what I expected at all. @mirymom1 from
    Balancing Act

  7. Vanessa says:

    Ha! Nice twist!

  8. LOL, I kept wondering what black and whites were, but I understood at the end.

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  11. Elizabeth says:

    Ha! Oh, he’s not going to have his best night. LOL

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