We are safely home. Spent two days at Universal and a day at Cocoa Beach. Loved both. Drove home through torrential rain. Almost had to take a long detour, but they reopened i10 just in time.
Archives for March 2016
First, I thought I’d introduce you to my new ear worm: Barns Courtney.
Second, a small snippet for you. Not spoilery.
Seven people stood at the end of the long bridge, five side by side, two behind them. All wore black and purple. Sahanu.
“Oooh, now that’s a uniform,” Roman said. “Look at that. Meant to inspire fear and dread. Screams assassin.”
“Which is why they wouldn’t get anywhere within the range of their target,” Curran said.
They didn’t need to. Their target was coming to them.
I pulled Sarrat out and walked out onto the bridge. Below me vampire minds stirred but stayed clear. I grasped one and pulled it to me as I walked. One should be enough.
“You know who I am.” My voice carried, bouncing off the massive walls. “You know what I do.”
The vampire leaped onto the bridge ahead of me. I made it dig its claws into its own throat and rip it out a moment before I crushed its mind. Blood spilled onto the stones.
“My father thinks I won’t kill you out of compassion. He’s wrong.”
I drew my left hand across Sarrat’s blade and let my blood fall into the puddle as I passed. My magic dashed down the drops, fusing them into a solid core. I pulled the vampire blood to me through it. It surged up and formed a red sword in my left hand.
“Leave now and I will spare your life.”
Hi guys. We are working very hard to finish Magic Binds. The deadline is in 2 days. Once we finish, we are going to take a week off for family. We are both very overworked. So today, 03/11/2016, we’ll post Chapter 4 Part 3, but next week 03/18/2016, we will be driving back from Florida. We probably won’t be able to post a chapter on that Friday.
I am so, so tired. I had nightmares about the stupid Kate book last night. Woke up twice.
Working hard on Kate. Killing people and breaking old friendships. Happy Friday!
It felt right at the time
“Is there anything else you want to tell me?” Curran asked.
“No. Is there anything you want to tell me?”
“One of the rooms in the castle had a creature in it,” Curran said.
“What kind of creature?”
“A large cat.” Curran said. “It glowed.”
“What happened to the large glowing cat?” Why did I have a feeling I wouldn’t like the answer?
“I killed it,” Curran said.
“Aha.” First, baby Ctulthu, then a glowing cat. Maybe Roland’s head would explode.
“It was a saber-toothed tiger,” Julie said. “It glowed with silver.”
Silver stood for divine magic. There was no telling what that saber-toothed tiger was or where my dad had gotten him.
“Snitch,” Derek said.
She waved him off. “He killed it and then he ate it.”
I looked at Curran. “You killed an animal god and then you ate him?”
“Maybe,” Curran said.
“What do you mean maybe?”
“I doubt it was a god.”
“It glowed with silver,” Julie said. “It was definitely worshipped.”
Curran swerved to avoid a speed bump formed by the tree roots raising the asphalt. “I could worship a lamp. That doesn’t make it a god.”
“Why did you eat it?” I asked in a small voice.
“It felt right at the time.”
“He devoured it,” Julie said. “Completely. With bones.”
If it was some sort of divine animal and he ate it, there was no telling what the flesh or the magic would do to him. There would be consequences. There were always consequences.
“Do you feel any side effects?”
“Not any I want to talk about with them in the car.”
That’s all for now, bye.