Monday, February 18, 2013

Rising of the Nephilim......WIP

This week's Tuesday Tales is written to the word prompt spider please enjoy and don't forget to return the the Tuesday Tales site to read more from other authors. As usual for your hearing enjoyment I put my inspirational song at the end.

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There was a chill in the air that crawled up and down Katriana's spine.  She had been walking through the maze in the garden of Henry's estate as she often did when Sabrina would tell her to take some time for herself.  This was one of those nights. 

The moon was full and seemed so close to the earth, so close that Katriana outstretched her hand to touch it and smiled at the knowledge of her silliness.  It reminded her of the time when she was younger and her mother and her would sit outside on the full moon nights and just dream out loud and make wishes on the brightest star. Giggling while she listened to her mother tell her silly stories of the spiders on the moon.   Now she would do anything to have those moments back. 

 To think it was a year ago when she was just a 19 year old girl working in a restaurant trying to make ends meet with the memories of her family haunting her every thought.  And now, she was immortal, a product of Sabrina's venom.  Although she had great strength and beauty, she still felt an emptiness at times.  Junior had gone to the U.S. as instructed by Henry and so Katriana was lonely in the evenings, yearning for his touch, his company and because of this she was left with her memories to haunt her once more.

In the daytime Sabrina would fill Katriana's time with combat, language and culture training. Having her ape the way Sabrina walked, talked and behaved.  She was becoming more and more like Sabrina and at times she would look in the mirror to see if she could still find herself.  And when she did a crooked smile would reflect back. 

She was very aware that time was closing in on her training. Sabrina was planning on letting Katriana make a public appearance by Ishmael's side.  She knew the only way Sabrina would allow that is if she was fully confidant that Katriana was able to pull off being her.  Ishmael would have zero tolerance, so less than perfect was not an option.  She had one final task and that was to be able to kill as Sabrina could, without remorse. 

Katriana looked up once again into the night sky and picked the brightest star to make a wish....



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18 comments:

  1. Eep, that's a harsh standard to live up to with such a seemingly sensitive spirit. Katriana has a hard road ahead.

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    1. I know. I guess she was stuck between a rock and a hard place when it came to Sabrina's offer.

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  2. Being transformed piece by piece...now that she's alone I hope that she's able to keep a hold on her humanity.

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    1. Junior is away for a while so we shall see how Katriana holds up without him.

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  3. I feel her loneliness and sadness, underlined with bitterness. Great writing.

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    1. Thank you Sherry. I try to express emotion through my words it's good to see I am.

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  4. Using the night, maze and thinking about her previous life really makes her seem more and more human, even though she's not anymore.

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    1. What's that saying "Old habits are hard to kick?" LOL

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  5. What a beautiful part of this story! I loved how she looked in the mirror to find herself and wished on a star to make her as ruthless as Sabrina. The way one woman has to become the other is fascinating. This is a great story, Tai. So well done! Please continue.

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    1. Thank you Jean. I truly appreciate your feedback. I liked how she smirked at herself in the mirror. I'm wishing on stars too. Hope those wishes come true.

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  6. My heart ached for her and what she's had to sacrifice. Very beautiful!

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    1. I don't know if you had the opportunity to read a few back but I cried when writing it. Her past is so, so sad. Her happiest time is when she is with Junior.

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  7. I felt her despair and sadness. Her life isn't her own anymore and she has no idea what's to come. I hope things get better for her.

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    1. Well you know what they say when you hit the bottom there is only two ways to go, up or sideways. I'm rooting for up.

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