Rose Red Snow White Excerpt “Blood seems black in the moonlight” Part II

Part II

     When I heard the whicker of moving brush and the soft snap of a twig sound coming from the impenetrable unknown night of the woods, I panicked. A deranged killer was lurking in the shadows of the night, and with it being so dark in these woods, it felt like he was just a hand grab, no, more of breath away from me. My pulse was up, and every hair on my body was standing at attention, but it was just wind, and my imaginations piecing together what my eyes could not wholly see. The moon hid behind heavy clouds; a single beam of my flashlight served as my candle in the dark, but as thick as the night was that’s all it was, a flickering flame in the cavernous black. I tried to reason the noise as the nightly wildlife, but my mind could only think of the hideous snow thing that sat in the back of the cabin. I shone my light at where the sound seemed to have come from, my hand clenching the shield, index finger at the ready on the trigger. There was nothing but snow and woods,

“Get it together, Nero, don’t let your emotion obscure you.”

“Never discharge a weapon clouded with emotion.” I could hear Mr. William schooling me now; it was comforting in a way. Part III

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