Totem (7)

For a second, all I can do is stare. The gunshot ricochets and then echoes in my brain as it strains to grasp the events that just occured. And then Everything. Just. Stops. My entire body freezes, my eyes locked on the floor where Ed’s body lays crumpled. In some distant corner of my mind,…

Totem – Extract 6

Beep. Beep. Whurr. Beep. Beep. Whurr. Beep. Beep. Such were the noises I heard when I regained consciousness. Eyes still closed but my mind growing clearer and clearer by the minute. The bitter smell of medicine and antisceptic assaulted my nose and I was painfully aware of the bright sun hitting my closed eyelids. My…

Fire

“The fire dances, mesmerizing as it twirls on its own, yet so dangerous when it grows bigger or when you come closer” I can’t get enough of the tension, this sick, haunting, compelling anticipation. I see the fire, feel its warmth sear my veins from afar,  and I can’t wait to be burned. “You set…

Shadow of Ivo – Chapter 1

Ivo : I hear planes circle overhead. Instinctively, I crouch back into the shadow of the building, pulling Harlow by the arm with me until the concrete beams and whatever broken windows remain hide us. I let the night envelop us like a soothing, protecting veil. I can see Lyle further behind us, a dark shape…

Totem – Prologue and Chapter 1

This is the preface and first chapter of Totem,  which I chose to start writing for JTCarlton’s Weekly Writing Challenge which consisted in writing the first chapter of that story that you’ve been meaning to write since forever but that you haven’t even started because, true to form, you couldn’t be bothered to write it….

Totem – Extract 5

Preface   Beware, for this story will not treat you as a friend. It will not hold your hand as it leads you down the dark and narrow alleyways of this story. It will expect you to stand tall and act as arrogant as the people who make up the elite of this society, but…

Totem – Extract 4

The overhead clock ticks as the minutes passed by. In the Head’s office, all conversation has fallen silent rather prematurely. The office is filled from foot to ceiling with old, battered books and the lamp flickers on and off. Dust lays thick over the cupboard and the window sill. The Head seems to be having…

Totem : Extract 3

I gasped as I was brought back to my present task: crouched in the bushes, binoculars pressed to my eyes, I was seeking my enemy in the valley below. The ravine was a strategic point, enabling me to spy without being seen. The careless shouts and laughter of the men echo up to me as…

Totem : Extract 2

The Cloaked Ones barged in, slamming doors and pushing their way through the house. All the two of us could do was stare. My eyes were open wide, shocked beyond belief. I was bewildered. Ed was calmer, resigned, though his jaw was set and I could see his clenched fists under the piano. When they…

Totem : Extract 1

A story I started writing in 9th grade. It would fall more or less in the 2nd book of the story I’m writing at the moment, as I felt the need to go further into my characters’ past and discover the world they came from. . Enjoy! 🙂 Ellie He started playing. The soft music…