Hellhound

studio-shot-of-black-dog-with-mouth-open

Photo via Visual Hunt

Aimee watched out the window as the lightning tore through the sky. She shivered. The wind couldn’t get through the thick glass windows, but she still felt cold watching the storm.

“Aimee, come away from the window. What do you think you’re doing? Don’t you know what will happen to you?”

Aimee sighed but rejoined her mother at the fire. “Yes mother, I know.”

“What do you know?” her mother asked.

“If I spend too much time watching the storm, the gods will grow angry and send a great beast with black fur and red eyes to carry me off,” Aimee said. “Mother, I’ve watched storms dozens of times and nothing like that has ever happened.”

“That’s because your father was here to protect us,” her mother said. “He worked hard and the gods rewarded him for it by leaving us alone. With him gone and your fool of a brother almost as useless as a toothless cat, only you and I are left to carry on with our work to please the gods.”

Aimee rolled her eyes. Her mother had gone on and on about pleasing the gods ever since the new priest had gotten his hooks into her. A short while later, Aimee’s mother set aside her work and pulled on her cloak.

“Mother, what are you doing?” Aimee asked.

“It’s time for service. I can’t miss it or I’ll anger the gods,” she said.

“Mother, it’s pouring down rain. You could be struck by lightning or caught in a flood,” Aimee said.

“The gods are testing me,” Aimee’s mother said. She pulled on her cloak and opened the door. She walked out and tried to close the door behind her.

Aimee sighed and went to help. She got the door closed and was about to return to her work when she heard a faint scratching. Thinking it was her mother, she wrestled the door open. On the front stoop was a black dog bigger than any she’d ever seen. Red eyes glared up at her. The mouth gaped open, full of too many teeth. Aimee screamed.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

Simply Vanilla Sims

Exploring the Sims 4 without Custom Content or Mods

The Lily Cafe

Where a bookish mom in SoCal writes

mathias sager - Happy Colorful Growth

Writing for Happiness, Colorful Painting, and Personal Growth for All

word and silence

Poetry, History, Mythology

Daily Doodle

Art doesn't have to be worthy to be worth sharing

Creativity against the World

Where imagination becomes reality.

Insomnia Girl

and the Very Important Thoughts keeping her awake

L U C I D B E I N G

Ash Solomon √ Writer √ Photographic Artist √ Historian √ Spiritualist √ Philosopher √ Film Analyst √ Leadership Guide √

Storyshucker

A blog full of humorous and poignant observations.

A Tasty Life

live.laugh.love.eat.and drink champagne.

My Books-My World

A Journey through Life & Imagination with Books

authorsinterviews

My interviews with many authors

Good Enough

An ordinary girl's invitation to live fearlessly ... just as we are

bexcapades

travelling with anxiety

A Peony For My Thoughts

A little of no importance

Learning Freely

~ Learn Outside the Box ~

MindforBooks

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”

%d bloggers like this: