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.
N IS FOR NIGHT AFTER NIGHT
"There's not enough coffee in the world to keep me awake today." Danielle pressed her cheek against the desk's cool surface. She closed her eyes for a minute, and when no one responded, she opened one eye to peek at her Scotty dog. "What? No comment on how coffee is bad for me or that I shouldn't have stayed up all night?"
The pewter piece had no expression. You were comforting a child. Your compassion is one of the most admirable things about you.
Danielle smiled, but there was little joy in it. "Do you think maybe Libby might be one of the Fearless? Night after night, monsters come for her. Maybe they know."
No. Fenn sighed. I would know. And if she was, she would've displayed her powers with the first monster.
"I wish I knew how to stop them. Why do they keep coming?" Danielle yawned, teetering on the edge of sleep, but not finding it. Somehow she'd find a way. She had to for Libby's sake.