Saturday, August 19, 2017

When Worlds Collide - Chapter Thirteen

Riley strapped Ky in and started to slip headphones on the young man. Ky leaned away looking skeptically at him. “It’s okay. This is a military helicopter. It will be a noisy ride.”

Ky relaxed a bit more and let Riley slip the devices over his ears.

“See... better,” Riley assured him through the com.

His unexpected voice through the system made the shifter almost jump out of his skin.

“Relax,” Riley soothed. He hadn’t thought of all the things they would come in contact with that might frighten or upset Ky. The trainer inwardly chastised himself for not preparing the boy better. But what did he know. He was a K-9 trainer that had been pushed into bonding with, and training, a kid who just happened to turn into a wolf. As far as he could see, that was the sole reason he was pushed into this assignment.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

When Worlds Collide - Chapter Twelve

Ky sat on the edge of the bunk in his cell. A week… He had been a captive for seven full days. He knew because the phone Riley gave him, the second day, had a calendar app. He turned the phone over and over in his hand. If only he could call Gaulop and tell them he was alright. A prisoner, but alright.

His friend would have looked for him. Gunter was a good boss. He would have given Gaulop time off to see if he could find Ky. The Satyr probably started by checking the hostel and found out he hadn’t been there for days. His next stop would be to speak to their other friends. When he found no leads there, he would drop by Cody’s food cart and Red’s pub to see if they had seen him. When he came up empty handed over and over for days they all would assume the worse. There were a lot of things that could get you killed, or kill you, in The Realms. Gaulop would be sad, but it was a fact. He might even venture through the gate into Nayenezghani’s world, but as soon as he heard Jak’s pack howl, the Satyr would galloped back home.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

When Worlds Collide - Chapter Eleven

“Good morning. I hope you slept well,” Nat said as he entered the room with Riley.

Ky started to rub his neck as he rose from sitting on the edge of the bed, but the collar got in the way.

As promised, Riley had a platter with two large steaks, a baked potato and broccoli on it. He slipped it in through the slot at the side of the cell and onto the table sitting on the other side.

Ky practically fell on the feast. He was tempted to just pick up the steaks with his bare hands and rip at them - he was that hungry - but he kept control and went at them with the knife and fork the Professor provided. He didn’t want them to think he was uncivilized and treat him more like an animal and less like a mere prisoner.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

When Worlds Collide - Chapter Ten

Ky woke up in a cell with a collar around his neck and one hell of a headache.

There was water, a pitcher and a glass, and a bowl of something that smelled like chicken soup on the table at his bedside. Professor Nathaniel Clayborne, the man Ky stopped from killing Nila, and another man in uniform, were sitting in chairs outside the cell as though they had been waiting for him to awaken.

“Go slow,” Nat cautioned. “You have been sedated for three days. We just gave you something to bring you around. We fed you intravenously and kept you hydrated, but your stomach won’t be able to take much, hence the chicken soup.” Nat smiled and nodded toward the table as if it was normal to offer soup to someone you had darted, dragged away from their home and thrown into a cell.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

When Worlds Collide - Chapter Nine

“Clayborne,” he said as soon as he thought they were within hearing range.

“Ky, it is good to see you again,” the Professor said and started to move toward him.

The man next to Clayborne put out a restraining hand to stop him. The Professor accepted the physical order and remained where he was. Ky stopped too.

The two men on the left, the The-Tracker who spotted him, and another shorter dark haired man with a mustache, stayed where they were. The Tall-man with the tranquilizer gun was still sitting concealed behind the bushes to the right with his rifle trained on Ky. The leader made his way slowly back to the rest of his men, his hand resting on the gun at his hip. He moved like a cat, light on his feet, even though he was the largest of the group and the oldest. He was wary, as if he thought he might scare Ky away with his movement.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Threat of the Fire Demon

My apologies if you have been reading "Threat of the Fire Demon."

I pulled it off , buffed it up, and now it is "Shifting for Better or Worse," soon available on all purchasing platforms for presale until September 30th for $1.50.

I will put the links up as soon as they are live.

Available today on Amazon , Smashwords , Kobo , iBook , and  Barnes & Noble.


Saturday, July 15, 2017

When Worlds Collide - Chapter Eight

Ky heard the mournful cry of Vita and the three yearling black wolves as soon as he entered the gate. He answered and followed their howling. They all converged in the meadow. The young blacks huddled around him, rubbing and nuzzling him for the sense of comfort and security his older wolf-self gave them.

Their minds were full of random images. Men in black with weapons. Small arrows and both Jak and Nila being tied and muzzled.

Ky broke away from the youngsters and went to Vita. She was older and was distraught, but calmer. Her mind was torn between the desire to keep tracking Jak and Nila or to return to the den and Nila’s pups. Ky learned from her which direction the men took the alpha pair. He was not surprised to find it was toward the professor’s gate. He licked Vita’s muzzle and whined to tell her he would take care of tracking them. She should take the three blacks and go back to the den.

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