Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A to Z Challenge 2013 - N is for Night after Night

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.

29 comments:

  1. I hope she finds a way soon! Thanks for another story!

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  2. "There's not enough coffee in the world to keep me awake today" Man, can I relate to that statement. LOL

    Really enjoying this little pieces you are sharing Christine!

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  3. I like the "teetering on the edge" very good description. This little snippet has me wondering what's going on. Will have to start from the beginning when I get a chance. Great post. I'm a fellow A to Zer, but I'm doing poetry. Happy writing.

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  4. I'm really enjoying these and getting a real feel for the characters along the way :)

    Great stuff!

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  5. I can relate to that coffee comment today. :)

    Enjoyed the excerpt!

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  6. Nice human to dog conversation. I've had those. The dog always gets the last word in.

    Nicely done, Christine.

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  7. I do wonder when this woman ever gets any rest.

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  8. Thank you all! I'm needing either a nap or coffee right now myself!

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  9. I'm feeling like Danielle myself today and needing tons of coffee LOL.

    So curious about why these monsters keep coming for Libby.

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  10. And that's how we learn more about Fenn. I had pictured him as a Chihuahua of course. :)

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  11. Totally agree with the caffeine drip today.

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  12. Poor Libby, those monster visits sound terrifying!

    *puts kettle on*

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  13. She already has a full time job - she doesn't need one just fighting all of those monsters.
    And the photos you've posted with this series have been cool. Kept forgetting to tell you that.

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  14. I hope Danielle does find a way. I'm intrigued to find out why the monsters are after Libby. :-)

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  15. Heehee, M.J. Fifield took those exact words out of my mouth. :)

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  16. coffee! never enough


    A to Z Ninja Minion
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  17. She'll find a way to stop those darn monsters...right?

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  18. Think, Danielle! Don't let those monsters sap your energy.

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  19. Well maybe she wouldn't have shown her power the first time they showed up! Fenn might not know!
    ...
    Probably does though.

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  20. Boy do I know that feeling, "teetering on the edge of sleep." I like the the one-eye peeking. Good post. Nice story.

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  21. Interesting character here. Not sure who's more real, the dog or the monsters. Writer’s Mark

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  22. I am so hooked on your book!
    jean xox

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  23. Awesome snippet. I hope it all works out...

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  24. Love the coffee line. I felt that way during the first six months of my kids life.

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  25. Aw, love seeing Fenn compliment Danielle's compassion! Can't wait to discover why monsters keep coming after Libby...

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  26. I wouldn't want monsters coming to me. Great excerpt.

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