Friday, October 28, 2011

Leanne's Halloween Bash!

 Today I'm sharing an excerpt from my novella The Gift. As a part of The Books Read ~n~ Makeup Blog Halloween Bash, I thought I would share an inside look into the main character's fear. I'll be giving away a free ebook copy of my novella in conjunction with the bash, so don't forget to stop by and check it out! Here:
 Happy Halloween weekend!

My reflection mocked my fear with its presence. Smoothing my long hair away from my face, I turned on the water, brushed my teeth and washed my face. A bright glint flashed in the mirror and I looked down to see the winged locket fall out of my black T-shirt. The silver shone with an inner light, and I had an overwhelming need to open it. It‟s funny how I hadn‟t thought to open it after I‟d unwrapped it.
The locket felt warm in my hands, as if pulsing with heat and light. Prying the wings open, a brilliant flash of light burst forth and I felt myself falling. Whispers and light consumed me. They were telling me something. All of them saying the same thing, but I couldn‟t understand. The sensation of falling combined with the whispers grew and I pulled myself in a tight ball. The urgent whispers continued, and suddenly, it all became too much to bear. Darkness closed in on me and even though I knew it was just my brain compensating, I screamed in terror.
“No! Don‟t let it eat me! No, daddy, please! It‟s coming for me!”
Tumbling into darkness, I could only let go and fall into the abyss. Memories flood my senses as old nightmares of the darkness taunting me resurface.