Short Story by: Shadow Summit
Bright green eyes shone confidently under long dark lashes; narrowed pupils made them look almost cat-like. Thick black curls framed her face and cascaded over the back of a chair. The green eyes and raven hair belonged to a beautiful woman, her form tall and slender. She reclined on a wooden chair, her legs crossed in front of her. Her fingers tapped the wooden arms; her well-manicured nails gleamed in the lantern light.
Wrapped around her shoulders like a scarf, lay a small grey creature with a long bushy tail. The ferret-like creature’s glassy eyes reflected the glow of the lanterns. The woman uncrossed her legs and reached up to tap the creature gently on the nose. It spoke in her ear in a hushed tone. She nodded thoughtfully.
“Bring him to me,” the woman ordered.
Her voice held a clear and confident tone. The creature scampered from her shoulder and hurried out of the single door of the windowless room. The stone slab walls and floor seemed to amplify every sound. The woman sat quietly and watched the door impatiently.
Fortunately, she didn’t have to wait long before the creature returned and hid behind the open door; the woman’s lips twisted into a wicked smile.
“Well, then, let’s have some fun,” she whispered.
She snapped her fingers and the lanterns fizzled, as the lights extinguished, the room filled with darkness and silence. The woman purposefully tucked her hands behind her back and slouched forward. She waited.
To Be Continued
Hope you enjoyed this sneak peak of “The Beast”.
The rest of this story is being published in “Painted Words 2017”, an anthology of several authors work, including mine.
You can also find this story from the secondary character’s point of view, by following this link.
Hope you enjoy!
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