Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Creepy Hollow Fae: Virika


Year of study: fourth
Assignment type: paired (without mentor)





“Get off her, you little freaks!” yells Honey. The bright red ghost-like entities crowd around me, suffocating me, feasting on my magic. Their pointed and perpetually bloodstained teeth scrape against my skin. My hands are a crisscross of fine red lines. Uselessly, I shove against them, gradually losing sight of the empty classroom around us.

“Honey ... get them ... I can’t ...”

... so weak ...  fading ...

A sudden roar fills my ears and something forces me backward onto the floor. The fuzziness in my head clears. I blink, then sit up to find myself covered in a strange white foam. The virikas, weighed down by the same white stuff, drift drunkenly through the air, bumping into one another.

“Wow, it actually worked.” Honey, looking rather pleased with herself, is standing over me with a fire extinguisher in her hands. Her eyes slide over the top of it to meet mine. “My magic wasn’t doing any good.” She shrugs. “It was the only thing I could find.”

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13 comments:

Cherie Reich said...

Quick thinking on Honey's part. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Not just for putting out fires!

Sherri Lackey said...

She showed them! :)

Christine Rains said...

Intense and fun piece! :)

Fairview said...

Ha ha! great save on Honey's part.

Krista McLaughlin said...

I love it! That was an excellent rescue technique!

Cynthia said...

I guess when the magic's not working, you have to resort to everyday human tactics!

Allison said...

I admire you who can write flash fiction! Even my short stories tend to turn into novels.

Allison (Geek Banter)

Libby said...

I love the mix of the practical with the magic!

Mina Burrows said...

That was awesome. Very clever. I love your stories. :)

Joshua said...

Nice, but is this when someone sees a fire extinguisher floating in midair? Because they're invisible, right?

Trisha said...

Classic! I love how the virikas are drifting drunkenly...hehe

Rachel Morgan said...

Joshua - Stuff they're touching is invisible too. So this would be the part where someone notices a fire extinguisher vanishing into thin air! But there was supposed to be no one else in the classroom at this point...