17 September 2011

Sweet Saturday Samples

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This week I'm taking a break for The Brat and sharing more of a short paranormal story that so far has failed to find a home.

A moth, a light beige moth, with fuzzy hairs on its head, ignored the solar lamps and settled on the cushion beside me. I smiled. Moths, butterflies and other insects fed and bred off the plants and flowers, birds nested in the boxes I set up, and used the shrubbery as secret pathways to their destinations when they didn’t want to fly. But faeries?

“Nah!” Even I had trouble with that idea. The moth launched into the dark, hovered, then settled on my knee. Its beady eyes staring straight into mine. If a moth could exhibit disgust, then I was witnessing the event.

“The trouble with humans,” an indignant voice huffed, “is that they can’t see beyond the end of their noses.”

18 comments:

Lia Davis said...

Did that moth just talk? hehe. Loved your sample. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) said...

You're writing is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

mirriamsmyth said...

I wonder how she'll react to being scoffed at by a moth. Nice sweet :)

Patricia Preston said...

Enjoyed your sample and I'm wondering about that moth...becoming a human butterfly?

Beth Trissel said...

Ooooohhhh, I like this Sherry.

Lindsay said...

Love to see how she reacts to the speaker, when she finds out who it is

Sherry Gloag said...

LOL Lia, thanks for coming by.

Sherry Gloag said...

Thank you, jennifer :-)

Sherry Gloag said...

LOL, mirriamsmyth, thanks for coming by.

Sherry Gloag said...

Unteresting concept, Patricia, thanks for sharing.

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Thanks Beth.

Sherry Gloag said...

Interesting you don't assume it's the moth... LOL. Thanks for coming by.

Patricia Kiyono said...

I thought it was the moth, too, since the voice referred to "the trouble with humans". Interesting!

Marsha Ward said...

Ha ha! This is wonderful! Thanks.

Miss Pickles (alias Sandra) said...

Loved the photo and the moth's comment. Nice entry!

diannehartsock said...

Oh my, I need to know who just spoke! Is it a faerie? And I absolutely love this line: 'and used the shrubbery as secret pathways to their destinations'

Thanks for stopping by my site!

the1940mysterywriter said...

Sherry, if this one doesn't find a home soon, I might resort to bribery to read it.
Gunnar

Joyce DiPastena said...

Oh, wonderful! I hope this finds a home!