Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Ice Mountain: Part 5

My friends,

There's been a lot going on lately, as always. I'm starting a new job at John Deere the 13th and we're moving into a new house on the 31st. It's a busy time. So, as a consequence, my blog entries may be slackening a bit more here in the near future. I hope not, but it's possible. I enjoying blogging. We'll have to see.
Anyway, here's Part 5. Enjoy.


"I'm going to kill you, Sarah, and then this will be my home, your body.

""No!" Sarah screamed, graping crazily at the air.

Her fingers brushed something, and her breath caught in her chest, both inside and out.

The something was cold, wet, and yeilding, like dead flesh. Sarah pinwheeled away from it. A stench like rotting tomatoes filled her nostrils. Whatever was in this dark space with her wasn't human. She knew that, but it wanted to be. She could feel its need wafting from it. Terror like never before racked her and she swam in the darkness, backstroking away from the thing in here with her.

"Oh, yes," The thing crooned. "I must kill you."

Sarah suddenly realized, perhaps she caught a whiff from the creature's own mind, the thing was poison. The cut on her arm. From the thing that snatche dout and cut her. It was posion, and it had a mind of its own! It wanted her body!

Cool, rancid air puffed in her face and Sarah shrieked, swimming backward frantically. She had no sword with which to defend herself. She was caught defensless for the first time in her life, and it horrified her to know so.

Something roared, the air whooshed, and hot agony bloomed across her stomach. She wonder about Andrew. Was her son all right? Or had the monster, that vile dragon from the depths of the world, killed him already? Gods, she prayed not.

Then the pain roared and she cried out with it.

Another whoosh, another roar, and pain etched itself down the middle of her chest. Screaming in both agony and frustration, Sarah flailed backward, heart hammering, hammering, hammering.

Then-

"Wake woman! Wake now!" A loud, deep voice echoed in the darkness.

Something sighed, and then Sarah was alone.

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It opened its milky eyes to gaze upon some brutish bearded face straring intently down at her. The man-thin'g eyes were a bright, clam blue, he looked worried.

"Woman? Are you-"

The thing sat up and said.

"Fine. Now leave me be."

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Sarah saw all of this. A hole appeared int he darkness and she saw the huge bearded man. She heard his voice, as well as the thing that wanted to kill her.

She could not allow this retched thing to simply wave off help. For Sarah instinctively knew this large bearded man was indeed help; her rescuer, in a sense.

With all her will, she pushed herself into the hole in the darkness. She pushed, growling with both rage and desparation. And slowly, she began to re-enter her foremind.

That's when the thing, the posion, whirled and she saw it face to face. She saw it, and screamed.

(To be Continued...)

5 comments:

Fab said...

She'd better fight that poison... so the struggle inside her is going on?

Good luck on the new job and hopefully the move will not be too stressfull.

Charles Gramlich said...

I like the twists.

Lucas Pederson said...

Fab, yep. She's fighting the poison, and yes, the struggle inside of her is still going on. We'll have to see how she defeats teh poison in Part 6. I don't even know yet. And thanks! This new job will bring in more money for my family, and it's really hard to get a job working for John Deere, I'm still in shock. The move will be okay, at elast I hope so. It'll be stressful, sure, but I'm an optimist. Thanks for stopping by!

Charles, thanks! I wanted to throw a couple in there, but I think I'll refrain from too much twists after this part. There will be a few, here and there, but not overloaded. A person can take only so much, I think. Even me. Thanks for keeping with this buddy!

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Travis said...

Sorry I've been away for a bit.

This is a very clever way to describe a life and death struggle. I like this choice a lot.

Now I'm off to catch up with part 6.