Wednesday, April 23, 2014
WHAT'S HIDING IN YOUR FOREST?....
Dappled light filters through an ancient oak forest. The leaves, golden, flitter in the whistling breeze.
Blood tints the rooted surface as a dozen or so men lie dead…
All except one.
A blinding pain cleaves through his head and he wakes, blinking in time with his heartbeat.
Derek sits up, staring at the carnage in disbelief, holding his head.
I have no recollection of this. I cannot be responsible. Can I?
He stumbles to his feet.
His stomach roils.
This forrest is not known to me.
After several deep breaths, he steadies himself and lumbers through the towering trees on foot.
Where he is headed, he does not know, but he continues toward the Western sun.
I must find MaTisha…she will lead me home.
* * * * * * * * * *
A woman of simple beauty steps forth from the haze.
“MaTisha! Praise be! I found you at last.”
Soulful eyes search Derek’s face. But her blank expression still remains.
“It is I, Derek. Do you not know me?”
Her faces pales to the color of fine linen. “Sir, I do not know thee, for I have amnesia.”
Derek furrows his brow and deep lines etch his face.
“But you are the only one who can show me the way home. My wife and family need to be protected.”
“I would truly like to help, Sir, but I am hunted by the Guardian and Mercenary armies, but for what, I do not know.”
A blinding pain erupts through Derek’s temples and he drops to the ground.
MaTisha stares at his twitching body.
He springs to his feet. A rogue smile plasters his face. “Ah, my lady. No one will harm thee. I will be your champion.”
“But what of your wife and children, Sir?”
“No matter. We must get thee to safety.”
He takes her arm and leads her to an unknown destiny…
Why the sudden change of heart?
Is Derek possessed by a murderous alter ego?
Will MaTisha be safe from this stranger to her?
Is Derek’s love for his family strong enough to overpower the devil within him?
Or will his selfish alter ego’s plan win out, keeping the mysterious MaTisha all to himself?
What an eye opening Wednesday this is!
Okay…now my TBR is getting insane...LOL. Thanks, Loni for creating such an imaginative read.
I hope everyone is getting excited about the final week coming up in the A-Z! We are almost there!
Have a great WEDNESDAY ALL!