Saturday, April 13, 2013

A to Z Challenge 2013 - L is for Libby

I'm posting snippets from a story for this year's Challenge.
If you'd like to read the whole tale, please start with A.

L IS FOR LIBBY

"Under the desk, Libby!" Danielle shouted as she leapt into the girl's bedroom. Her blades were blue blurs as she charged the gun-wielding squirrel. The monster was quick and knocked her against the wall.

It chattered and cocked the gun. Danielle dropped to the floor as it fired. Remnants of acorns sprinkled down on her.

Danielle somersaulted toward the monster and swept out a leg. It jumped and swung the shotgun. The butt smacked against her hip. She hissed and slashed at it. Slicing the weapon in half, it became two guns. The squirrel nabbed them and flipped backward, twirling the pistols in its grip.

"Seriously?" Danielle rolled behind the end of the bed, dropped her blades, and pulled the mattress over her as the monster fired on her again. "Busting Deadwood's gun didn't work!"

Then chop off his head! Fenn yelled.

32 comments:

  1. A gun-wielding squirrel?! Didn't expect that!

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  2. And I thought all squirrels were cute. I'm enjoying the characters you're coming up with.

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  3. LOL! A fight to the death with a gun-wielding squirrel?! I love your imagination. :D

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  4. i always knew squirrel could be a little evil---nicely done!

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  5. A gun-wielding squirrel? Awesome.

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  6. I literally LOLed when "remnants of acorns sprinkled down on her."
    Nice dialogue at the end.

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  7. Those squirrels are evil little creatures...

    Happy Saturday!

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  8. Oh my lord! A ninja, gun toting squirrel! Brilliantly original. :)

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  9. First a goose..and now a squirrel?? I'm curious as to what sort of wildlife threat is really out there!

    Great snippet and it makes me more curious as to the whole story :)

    Left and Write

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  10. lol, busting the gun didn't work...oh no say it aint so.

    A-z

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  11. OK, I have to say it:
    You totally rock!

    jean

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  12. A gun shooting acorns? Scary. Acorns hurt.

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  13. Nothing like a decapitation to get the ball rolling.

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  14. Okay, you've officially given me my nightmare for tonight. I'm off to trap some squirrels and cart them off before they find the ammo.

    Great fun, Christine.

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  15. Whoa, that's one feisty squirrel! Hope I don't run into it :)

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  16. Squirrels are really tricksy little devils! Thank you all for your comments. You're awesome. :) Hope you're having an excellent weekend.

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  17. I love your imagination! Awesome fight scene with a squirrel. :)

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  18. Points for originality. But is it a squirrel-sized squirrel or a giant one? (When you refer to it as a "monster" I start to wonder.)

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  19. Have to watch those gun-toting squirrels! They're a little nuts!

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  20. LOL What's up with squirrels these days? Dani had Jedi-squirrels on her blog and now there's gun-wielding ones on yours! hehe :)
    Nice story so far, Christine!

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  21. Each time I see one of your snippets here I think of my friend Danielle who is pretty kick-arse :D

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  22. Gun wielding squirrels are awesome ;)

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  23. such an awesome imagination you have! and the pictures with letter tie ins all linked by letters & monopoly!

    glad i wait to read the story after several days, more continuous =)
    its great so far!

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  24. Wow, this was such a contrast to the light and romantic date chapters. I love the gun-wielding squirrel LOL.

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  25. EEK! I'm quite disturbed by the fact it's gun doubled when Danielle chopped it in half. I made me think of the heads of hydra.

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  26. Beware of the evil squirrels. Nice to meet Libby.

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  27. Chopping off heads is surprisingly effective on a whole range of monsters.

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  28. This is a nicely written post! I enjoyed reading this very much.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  29. I didn't think the monster would be a squirrel and that fight was intense, thanks!

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  30. Cause chopping off the head is so easy???

    Heather

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