Wednesday, April 16, 2014
WHAT AWAITS ON THE VERGE OF DEATH...
Crimson drops of blood trickle down the wrists of an unconscious teen. A wisp of life hovers over her as a few remaining breaths draw her life to a close.
A blinding light gently kisses the cuts and the skin mends itself without a trace of a scar.
Steady beats from the heart, flow the blood to each organ and nerve until liquid black eyes flutter open.
What happened? I should be dead. I’m ready to die.
An ethereal voice echoes through her mind, “You are to join us Abigail…your life is in our hands now.”
“I don’t understand. Who are you?” She asks in a soft whisper.
“We are Cleansers…protectors of lost souls. And you are our newest recruit.”
An apparition of exquisite beauty appears before Abigail. She stares into Abigail’s eyes, “You are destined to study at V. Salicus Academy for your training.”
Abigail remains silent, but nods her head in acceptance.
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A young man bows.
“You know your task…begone! Or deal with the consequences,” The Devourer seethes. “Go harvest a soul for me to feed on.”
Basil’s face flushes from the heat and he turns his head away, cursing his existence.
One slip of the tongue and I am in servitude for eternity to this monster.
Basil ascends toward the living, determined to snatch a soul before the Devourer punishes him once more.
He appears next to a bridge and watches a young girl teetering on the ledge.
A cloud shifts and a bright, pure light glows, bursting into billowing pearls of spoke. As it clears a tall, curvaceous figure emerges and steps up to the young girl.
Basil stares. His heart races and his never regions stir. “It can’t be?” he mutters. “A Cleanser…”
After escorting the girl off the ledge, Abigail hugs her and smiles. “I understand. But there are wonders in this world you do not want to miss…trust me.”
The girl hugs her back and bids farewell. Abigail turns and raises her arms, but in a spit second something takes hold of her…
Basil locks his eyes on hers…
Will Basil steel her soul for his master?
Or will he sweep her into his arms?
This kind of attraction is forbidden, but will love conquer all?
Now this is an interesting turn of events... Love the tension of this story. We have so many different story lines here. Good vs. Evil. Unrequited love...and Destiny.
Wow, Angela, you certainly hit a home run with this! FANTASTIC... A great story for our midweek blues!
Thanks for stopping by everyone. Stay tuned for something usual and unexpected tomorrow....
HAVE A GREAT DAY!
Book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE2g5HlKWTw