Thursday, December 11, 2008

Evening - page 1

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The first time I saw her I knew I was in trouble.

She was tall about six feet, yet she moved with none of the awkwardness that I would have thought someone newly come into height would have had. Her body was firm and tanned, a fact which was hard to miss given that she had a habit of wearing a bikini to school. Her dark straight hair reached her shoulders and framed a face that filled the world with light when she smiled.

She wasn't smiling now.

"Get your hands off my man!"

All conversation ceased and an aisle of people formed between Xema, her rival, and her erstwhile boyfriend. Heather, a cute blonde girl with a dimpled smile, suddenly found herself the center of attention.

"But all I did was say hello!"

"You may have only been saying..."

With that Xema's eyes literally seemed to catch on fire as her gaze bore down on her prey. From her lips came fell in an echoing, otherworldly voice.

bcctr flrndebits crxor!

With a soul-rending scream, Heather dropped her books and burst into flames. She dropped to her knees, her flesh quickly consumed by the green-blue hellfire.

"Oh hello Heather ow've you..."

Xema's boyfriend, a short sickly lad named Herbert, turned around and frowned. As was his habit, he stared down his nose through a pair of small spectacles which caused him to raise his nose at whoever he was addressing. This mannerism gave the impression that he thought he was better than those around him; which, as a point of fact, he did.

Finally locating the smoldering black skeleton in front of him he remarked.

"You're looking rather thin this semester 'eather."

Before he could consider the matter further, Xema had strode forward and dragged him off with instructions that the she should avoid such "sluts" in the future.

With a cackling evil laugh, a stooped, elderly green skinned lady appeared in a cloud of smoke. The headmistress, the Bad Witch of the North, had arrived.

"What's all this then? What's going on?"

She glared at the circle of shrinking students as if each one of them had been the cause of the recent disturbance.

"Ma'm"

A little blonde girl in a red hood and cloak timidly stepped forward and curtsied.

"Xema torched Heather because she thought she was flirting with her boyfriend."

The headmistress considered this for a second.

"First day and we've already lost one student. This is going to be a good year!"

With another flash and cloud of smoke the witch disappeared again.

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3 comments:

Tanis said...

I like it. So there :P
Tanis

Tanis said...

just rereading. cause I do that.. who is the "I" in The first time I saw her I knew I was in trouble."?

Sim said...

I also wondered who the 'I' was.

"All conversation ceased and an aisle of people formed between Xema, her rival, and her erstwhile boyfriend"

It was kinda unclear here who Xema was and I had to go back and read the section over again to clarify it was bikini girl.

"Before he could consider the matter further, Xema had strode forward and dragged him off with instructions that the she should avoid such "sluts" in the future. "

Pretty sure you meant 'he' in the second last line, as Xema seems to have her own way to deal with "sluts".

Great work!