………Then, the storm increased in
force, thunder, with the force of an earth-quake shook the ground, causing her
to fall to her knees. Seeing no point in trying to run, she just sat there,
crying silent tears, as the storm raged around her, lightening flashing,
there was silence, the storm was still fierce, but she could no longer hear it,
like she was suddenly pulled from her body and it was another girl sobbing on
the ground, as she watched herself, kneeling on the ground with a hopeless look
in her eyes. Then she saw her, a tangle of matted black hair on top of her
oblong head, with ghostly pale skin, and a long spindly frame, looking about
ninety years old. She could hear her manically cackling above the howling wind.
The woman walked over to her, still sobbing, the girl didn’t even notice the
old woman’s boney finger as it touched her chin and pushed her head up firmly,
forcing her to look at her. The girl looked on in a state of shock, watching
herself look the woman directly in the eyes, but there was one thing very
strange about the woman’s eyes, they were coal
was going to be the one, Louise could
she felt a tad guilty for preying on such a young human, she knew it had to be
done if she wanted a permanent human form, as she passed through the portal to
this girl’s nightmare, she felt the familiar pang of guilt that she tried to
push down every time she preyed on humans.
today, I don’t need this today.” She muttered, as she changed to nightmare
first thing she noticed about this human was that she was not present in her
body, her spirit was off to the side, watching the nightmare unfold, as Louise
walked up to the girl, who was about fifteen, she swallowed her regrets, and
went for it, lifting up her chin with one boney finger, forcing the child to
look in her eyes, she felt the guilt resurface, as the look of shock registered
on the girl’s terrified face
can’t do this!!” she whispered under her breath
And with that, she disappeared, with, now, another failure, looming over her
she registered the woman’s, alarmingly, coal- black eyes Amaya heard a scream,
she wondered who it was, but then with shock, she realized that it was her own.
moment, she bolted awake, the scream still in her throat.
her screaming, her brother, Joe, rolled over, grumbled, and threw a pillow at
That wasn’t me!!! It was the ummm…. Dog!! Yeah it was the dog!”
we don’t have a dog!!”
well then, yeah I threw it to get you to…. BE QUIET!!”
the nightmare forgotten, Amaya got out of bed, to get a start to another day.
Louise dragged her feet, trying to get to the council meeting as slowly as
possible, she thought about what punishment they would give her after her tenth
failed attempt in a row. If her twin brother, Mark, were here he would just
shake his head and say
Lou, it’s just a human, you can do this!”
know, you’re right.” she would begrudgingly reply.
she missed him, he was more than a brother, he was like an extension of
herself, they were twins, they were supposed to stick together, thick and thin,
but he had left her for the mortal world to have a permanent human form, but he
promised to find her when she got there.
to get to him, that was her motivation, that is what she must do, get to him,
so that they could be a family again.
renewed spark of determination inside her, she picked up her pace to a jog,
determined to get her brother back…………