Happy Easter &Storytime Bloghop

I wish all of you a very happy Easter.

© Alexas_Fotos

As you can see I forgot to post again. I’m currently working on the final volume of the High School Dragon trilogy while also trying to keep the garden (some 1800 square yards) from getting overgrown with plants I don’t want. At the same time I’m so longing to drive my motorbike again which has been waiting patiently in my garage for years(!). The weather is wonderful and calls me outside. Instead I’m sitting here, writing (which I love btw, but still …).

So yes, it’s that time again, the Storytime Blog Hop is upon us. I know there’s a new logo around but I like this one too much to give it up any time soon. Have fun with my story and don’t forget to visit the other participants.

Before the Dreams

Shadows crept across the wall, it grew dark. The orange wallpaper turned grey except for a sliver of light that would turn into an arch soon. Jude pressed his eyes close trying to fall asleep, but no matter how much he had romped around during the day, he wasn’t tired enough.

He curled up into a ball. From below his covers, he peaked at the wall beside the door. A glowing line appeared and widened to an arch.

Clonk, clonk – the central heating rumbled. Now, his last chance of sleeping was gone. Soft steps came closer, and Jude did his best to feign slumber. He didn’t need to look at the monster. His memory from the fist encounter was still vivid. The fanged beast with the green fur had begged him for three nights to follow it. If only it didn’t look so dangerous.

A soft paw caressed his cheek. “Please, Jude, come. I promise you’ll be back before morning.” The monster sounded like a singing angel. “You’re the only one who can help me free the queen.”

Jude thought. Here was his chance to be a hero. Was he to chicken to help just because the one asking was a monster? He gathered his courage, got out of bed (eyes still closed), and followed the monster through the arch. Everything faded.


Here are the other stories:
To Wake A God by Juneta Key
The Sprite In The Well by Angela Wooldridge
Something Different by Karen Lynn
0 – The Fool by Raven O’Fiernan
Big Enough by Elizabeth McCleary
Grumpy Old Demeter by Vanessa Wells
Say Please by J. Q. Rose
Provoking the Muse by Moira K. Brennan
It all Started… by Bill Bush
Zombies by Barbara Lund


14 thoughts on “Happy Easter &Storytime Bloghop”

  1. Vanessa says:

    Love your work Cat. Looking forward to the trilogy.

    1. Cat says:

      The final volume is 3/4 done..

  2. Barbara Lund says:

    Aaaaah! What a marvelous story start… with no middle or ending! C’mon, Cat, write the rest!

    1. Cat says:

      I’ll try to. As soon as I get the other things off my plate, especially the hard coghing, the sore hands and the bad sleeping habits.

  3. Bill says:

    I’m with everyone else…I want more!

    1. Cat says:

      In time … 😀

  4. JQ Rose says:

    Hey Cat, can’t wait to read more of this story. You don’t need to sleep, do you? LOL
    JQ Rose

    1. Cat says:

      Sleep is highly overrated … but 2-year-old grandsons aren’t. 😀

  5. Juneta Key says:

    Yes, inquiring minds want to know what happens next. Loved it.

    1. Cat says:

      I’ll get to it eventually, but right now I’ve got some stories with a higher priority.

  6. Now that’s just mean, leaving us hanging like that! 😉

    1. Cat says:

      LOL – Gift me days with 48 hours and no need to sleep with everyone else on 24hrs days, and I can finally write all the stories still stuck in my head.

  7. Raven says:

    Lovely! I want to know what happens next…

    1. Cat says:

      Me too. It’s on my TBW list (to be written)

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