Thursday, April 25, 2013

A to Z Challenge 2013 - V is for Vow

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.

V IS FOR VOW

Quickly, Danielle! Fenn shouted.

Danielle didn't need to be told. In one smooth motion, she launched herself at the monster. Her arms crossed, and with a scissoring motion, she cut off its head.

Falling to her knees beside Erik and Libby, Danielle dropped her weapons. Her heart was hammering so hard, she thought it might punch its way out of her chest. "Libby! Erik! Are you okay?"

Erik only replied with a groan. She helped to turn him and sit him against the wall. Danielle couldn't tell without a light, but he didn't look any more than bruised. No blood stained him anywhere. Placing a hand on his bare chest, she could feel he was still alive.

"Miss Sawyer." Libby whispered.

"Your dad will be okay. You don't have to worry." Danielle let out a long breath. She'd made it just in time. Libby's monsters were getting stronger. So strong they could show up in front of an adult. How she was going to remedy this, she didn't know, but she made a silent vow that she would do anything to help Libby.

"No. Behind you." Libby whimpered.

And the serpent struck.

24 comments:

  1. Libby' vow, better work. It appears that they are in for more danger.

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  2. Just as this got calm, the monster isn't finished. I can't wait to read more! (:

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  3. Aargh! Didn't see it coming. There must have been two snakes?

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  4. GAH! Did not expect that. She will have to make good on that vow, sooner than later huh?

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  5. Thank you for stopping by and reading! It's going to be an intense last few days of the Challenge for Danielle and Fenn.

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  6. wow---even to the adults now--very interesting change!

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  7. So good! I wish the letter W was here. LOL I have to know what happens!!!

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  8. Now you done it! Have I mentioned that there's nothing that sends me into cardiac arrest like a snake?

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  9. Great work Christine. Libby's monsters are really terrifying.

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  11. Can she drop her weapons? I thought they came out of her hands.

    Did the snake grow more heads like a hydra?! Cool.

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  12. At least Libby had Danielle's back...very interesting stuff :)

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  13. Oh, no! I wonder how Danielle will get out of this predicament.

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  14. Is it a new monster? Are they coming for her that fast?

    Love this.

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  15. Oh no. It was cruel of you to leave us hanging like this! ;)

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  16. Ooo! What a cliff hanger! Neat twist how the girl's monsters are getting stronger. You're so creative, Christine.

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  17. Not long to go in the challenge and I'm still no closer to finding out what the heck is going on. Love it! :)

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  18. Crap!
    We know better than to turn our backs on the monster.
    Crap!

    Heather

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  19. Ack! No serpents! I'm way behind, thanks to conference, so I need to catch up.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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  20. Ooh, the mystery thickens! And that cliffhanger... *EEK*

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