This year I'm posting snippets from a story for the Challenge.
You can enjoy them on their own, but if you'd like to read the entire tale, please start with A.
D IS FOR DREAMS
Ask her if there's anything new happening in her life. Something has to be going on that's frightening her. Fenn said.
Danielle ignored her guide. “Yeah, no problem. A mummy this time. Really retro. You getting into ancient Egyptian history or watching old movies?”
“No.” Libby shook her head and picked at her nails.
“Maybe you saw a cartoon about it?”
“No.” The girl gnawed on her lower lip.
“It was pretty scary, though, wasn't it? Just so you know, there was no zombie underneath the bandages.” Danielle nodded putting on her best I-know-these-things expression.
Back to the zombie thing. Fenn groaned.
“Really?” Libby glanced at Danielle again. “It was scary. My dad was having some really bad dreams too.”
“Your dad? I bet that was just as scary.” Danielle leaned forward with her elbows on her knees.
“Yeah,” Libby replied.
“Did he tell you what he was dreaming about?”
“No. He just says work stuff. He gets them sometimes. He calls them bundles of stress trying to unwind at night.” Libby shrugged again.