The second week of the 2013 A to Z Challenge! Woot!
I've been posting snippets from a story. You can enjoy them on their own, or if you'd like to read the whole tale, please start with A.
G IS FOR GOOSE
Ducking under the wing, Danielle spun and landed a solid kick on the snarling goose. It squawked as it stumbled back, crashing against the open doors of the closet.
The monster stood and shook itself as it fluffed out its feathers. It hissed and coiled its neck, ready to strike like a viper.
Danielle bounced from one foot to the other and twirled her blades in her hands. "Come on, ugly. I can do this all night."
But you're not. Fenn stated. You'll do your duty quickly as possible.
"I hate geese. The schoolyard is a minefield of goose poop. You have no idea what it's like to have to walk through it." Danielle danced to one side, and when the monster's head darted forth, she dodged the other way and landed another trio of kicks.
It doesn't matter. You need to do as I say. Fenn barked.
With a honk that sounded like a dying elephant, the goose charged with wings extended. There was no room to slip away on either side. Danielle jumped up on the dresser behind her. Trinkets crashed to the floor. She struck at the monster's head with one blade as it collided with the drawers and sliced through its neck with her second sword. The headless body shuddered and transformed into black goo. She dropped the head into the pile.
"You guide me. You don't control me." Danielle hopped down as her weapons retracted. The blue glow vanished and left her standing in the darkest corner of the room.