Addergoole, sometime after year 9
“I don’t, uh…” He wasn’t exactly uncomfortable, something more like amused and a little awkward. “I mean. That is. Girls…?”
The last time this had come up, he’d gotten punched. Not by the girl; by her brother.
This woman – this girl? This Valkyrie with the horns curling out of her head and eyes like shadows themselves, she just smiled at him. “Conveniently, I don’t do guys.” Continue reading
They had given her a plinth.
They collected the most interesting members of every family, and for them, she was very interesting indeed.
There were three of her distance cousins who also had plinths, but hers was the highest and the most decorated. And if there was a chain, and she could not swim that far from her plinth, well, many others had chains as well, in this land. It seemed to her, watching the land from her water-bound pedestal, that there were more people with chains than without. Continue reading
Her lungs were burning. Her ears were popping. Her face felt like it was going to explode. Her throat felt like it was on fire. She couldn’t take it any longer.
Audrey held on to the weight and counted to twenty. She could do twenty more, maybe fifteen more, eleven-twelve-thirteen oh god. Four… teen, Fif-teen.
She popped up out of the water, trying not to scream.
It wasn’t working. Continue reading
In honor of Pinterest getting sub-boards (YAY!) and Mer-May and… things… I offer this prompt call.
Check out my Addergoole Changes Pinterest board and/or the Mermaids sub-board (I’m still moving stuff…)
or my Tumblr tags Addergoole Change and/or Addergoole Changes
(or just do some google image searching)
Pick an image, and prompt me with it.
Text along with the image is welcome (“what is he plotting?” “Why is she there?” “This should be in Things Unspoken…”)
No promises I’ll get to them all, but I’ll try to do at least a few a week all May.
(Aquatic creatures are clearly the preference but not required)