Blood and Secrets: Chapter OneEvery step Zira took sounded to her like an elephant stampeding through a forest of percussion sets. She reassured herself that it was just adrenaline and that no one else could hear her. There was only one person still alive to hear her anyway, and he was sound asleep in the room Zira stalked towards now.Blood and Secrets: Chapter One3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The door was unlocked, and as she pushed it open Zira wondered why someone as rich as Mr. Getty didn't have better security. The locks had all been easy enough to pick and she had had no trouble deactivating his securibots and automated alarm system. His human guards were clumsy and nervous men who had fallen quickly to Zira's skilled tactics. Now her target was in her sights. She crossed the floor to the bed with the stealth of a wildcat and stared down at her prey.
That was when she noticed Mr. Getty was not alone. Zira frowned. The woman curled up next to the drug dealer was unfamiliar, and her mission fi
ClimberProgress is agonisingly slow. I have scaled icebergs, glaciers, even an ice hotel, but nothing has presented such a challenge as this. The ice is mirror smooth, as though polished, and less than a foot thick. Now and again I will swing my ice axe too forcefully, and its point will find the hard surface beyond. When this happens, chunks of the ice sheet threaten to break away. I try not to look down.Climber2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I try to get a secure hold with my crampons, but the totally flat surface makes it hard to be sure the ice won't give way. If there was at least some ripple, some imperfection, I could use it, but there is not. I press myself into the wall as hard as I can. The ice is cold against my chest.
Suddenly, a noise from off to one side. It is some demon of the ice. He comes flying across the wall, feet breezing across its surface, body parallel to the horizon. Never in all my years have I seen anything like this. It is as though gravity has no hold on him.
"What are you doing?" he screeches. "You
Daily Literature Deviations for August 26th, 2012Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff OpeningsDaily Literature Deviations for August 26th, 20122 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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