She was one of those monster people Ruta had heard of. She'd never actually seen one. She prepared an arrow and let it fly, but the small girl easily dodged.
Ruta shot several more arrows, but the girl dodged them, too. "Just let me hit you, you stupid thing!"
"Maybe I'd rather not die."
"You create those foul monsters! Of course you should die!"
"I like your color. Your shine."
"What?" Ruta blinked.
And suddenly the girl appeared behind her and snatched the tiara off her head.
"Hey, give that back!" She grabbed at the girl, but she just leapt away.
"No, I like this." She carefully ran a finger over the magic jewel embedded in the tiara.
She fired an unstable arrow at the girl, but that was easily dodged.
The girl put the top of the crown into her mouth, and bit it. The gem cracked between her teeth.
Ruta's glittering, golden outfit disappeared. "H-hey, you shouldn't--" She stumbled and fell over.
The girl, meanwhile, turned glittering and golden. "Ooh! Yes, I definitely like this." She admired herself.
Comments (5 so far!)
Trouble! That's what any good hero needs. I like this follow up. "I like your color. Your shine." is a great line and makes me think of Stephen King's the Shining which I'm thinking about a lot anyway thanks to Doctor Sleep coming out soon.
- #4307 Posted 9 months ago
Yeah, that line worked out well. And actually, I haven't read or seen any of Stephen King's stuff. Perhaps I should sometime, but the books are awfully long.
- #4318 Posted 9 months ago
For me that's a plus (assuming that the writer is skilled and in sync with me)! it means I get to live in the world and get to know the characters. I can see how it can be daunting though. On the other hand, he also has some great short stories. Audiobooks (some available for free on youtube) could help lessen the visible burden too.
- #4320 Posted 9 months ago
Yeah, I think long stories can be good if the writer is good. Just rather intimidating to get into.
I like the idea of audiobooks, but unfortunately, they've never worked out well for me. I definitely prefer actually reading things.Otherwise, it's far too easy for my thoughts to wander, and hard for me to keep track of where I am, as well as move at my own pace. They're good for a lot of people! I'm just not one of them.
- #4326 Posted 8 months ago
- #4327 Posted 8 months ago
Inspired by (sequel to):
Ruta stepped through the portal and onto one of the scattered little islands. Her golden hair, cloth…All That Glitters
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