Thursday, November 1, 2018

Dark and Light: Gone the Night, Final Chapter

Continued from Ch. 3


Oriental Poppies an oil painting by Georgia O'Keefe.jpg
Georgia O'Keefe
Fingers tightened and squeezed Kylyu, constricting slowly, crushing the witch. Kylyu screamed and shrunk, cursing Snow White, writhing with all that she had been. Snow White reached into the witch's chest and grasped a beating heart.  

Kylyu's eyes widened as her vision faded. Snow White bit into the dark muscle, blood pouring down her chin, then spewed it onto Kylyu's dying face.

Crumbling ash drifted from Snow White's hands, the remnants of Kylyu. The staff dropped onto stones, resounding through the cavern. Snow White grasped it tightly, her power burning and cleansing it of Kylyu. 

"I dare not leave this behind." Snow White staggered to her feet with quaking legs. Drained of nearly all strength, Snow sensed Anam covering her with the last of her own energy.

They dragged Gunther to the cottage, where Snow White collapsed.  In moments, Snow found herself by the hearth, while buckets of cool water flowed over her. Gunther lay quietly by the fire, a bowl of stew beside him.

Anam draped herself onto Snow White. Sleep now. Sleep. Snow fell into a deep slumber, knowing the staff was standing silently by the hearth




20 comments:

  1. Hi Susan - love the Georgia O'Keefe art ... while your story has some interesting twists ... but the main thing is that Snow gets to sleep to regain her strength ... cheers Hilary

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    1. O'Keefe is one of my favorite artists. Her love of the desert and the simplicity of her work is exquisite.

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  2. Fabulous. I so thoroughly enjoyed this. I hope your wonderful mind has more.

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    1. I do have something about Cinderella but it is too long.

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    2. Never too long. I have read several series of books that make the story last. It all depends on the writer.

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    1. Came right down to evil being defeated by good.

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  4. A totally earned sleep. I hope she wakes refreshed and ready to kick more butt.

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  5. Snow White sure isn't to be screwed with. She may need to rest a while.

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  6. She has earned rest, and the lives of her friends.

    Are you sure the Cinderella story would be too long? You could do it as a serial over many months, the way i did with Djinn.

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  7. You'vve got it all in this one...suspense...victory....mystery....great stuff.

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  8. An excellent ending and Snow certainly deserves that sleep.

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