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Rebecca Brae

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Cry of the Cicada
By Rebecca Brae
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Rated "R" by the Author.

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An ode to classic creature fiction.

Excerpt:

Sasha smiled to herself and sat perfectly still listening to Ed quietly hunting in the underbrush. She loved the forest. Cool green shade draped over her body and her eyes began to drift shut as she imagined timid fairies dancing in the foliage and cantankerous old gnomes playing chess under mushrooms.

Her cozy fantasy unexpectedly dissolved when she heard Ed furiously hissing and spitting. Sasha jumped up and frantically searched for her snake, worried that he had come across something that might hurt him.

In short order, Ed slithered out of a bush and headed straight for Sasha’s foot. The little girl bent down and gingerly picked him up, holding his quivering head in front of her face. “What’s wrong Ed?” she asked anxiously looking over the snake’s trembling body.

As she examined him, a kind of buzzing approached and expanded until it seemed to vibrate in her head and tickle her ears from the inside. Ed let out a mighty hiss at the forest behind Sasha and she whipped around to find nothing out of the ordinary. She turned her worried gaze back to her hissing friend. Shaking her head to stop the incessant buzzing, she slipped Ed into her shirt and hurried back to the base camp, casting nervous glances into the darkening forest around her.

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Reviewed by Nickolaus Pacione 7/4/2010
I see you took my advice on doing R rated horror -- not too shabby with the excerpt here. I will check this one out.

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