A serial writer’s notebook ~ from the pen behind Lore of the Underlings, an unfolding epic…
Here’s an item befitting the season. Something eerie from the Lore. A passage from Chapter 2 of Lore of the Shadow Girl. “Out of the Blue” to you…
Johnny wiped the slime away and pushed back his mop of dirty blond hair. He was sore just getting to his knees. His shirt was torn. His pants were wet.
But he did his best to shake off the cobwebs and make out the shape in front of him. It was tall. Something looming. With arms. And legs.
Johnny cleared his throat.
“S-s-sorry Mister Officer sir…” he stuttered.
“We… It was a joke.”
The figure drew nearer, a stone’s throw from Johnny, and stopped in the dead center of the swamp. Then it whispered. Or made a hiss. Or something.
Johnny squinted and shivered a little. “Officer?” He tried standing up. He put one foot on an island of sawgrass and deadwood. Squish. He balanced on it.
Then, still glassy eyed, he remembered Haylee. “Have you seen a little girl? My dumb kid sister, sir — she’s missing…
“Hair down to here? Like nine years old?”
Johnny’s gestures were ignored. But there was a sound like humming coming from out of the blue. He finally focused.
And that’s when he knew. This was no cop.
It hovered above the bog like a ghost…
Lore of the Shadow Girl is a sci-fi fantasy and the first young-adult novel of the epic Lore universe. I’m writing it right now and posting previews just for you. Hope you enjoy it. Comments welcome!
[Photo: Scary pumpkins from Lincoln, MA, USA]