The poems and stories herein invoke a message about human nature, and what we are capable of when pushed to our limits.
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Soulful Ramblings and Other Worldly Things
This is a book of poems and short stories. Though there are romantic elements, most of the stories lean toward the paranormal. The poems and stories invoke a message about human nature, and what we are capable of when pushed to our limits.
Brooke went to find a flashlight and when she located one, she left the cabin, descending into the woods in the direction of the green glow. She was aware of it from a distance and as she trudged through the snow, scaling the slope of land, she thought she could hear a humming sound, almost mechanical. She pushed on, aware that her legs were quickly becoming numb and the wet snow was inching its way into her boots at a maddening rate. She pushed forwards, intent on finding the source of the light. Then everything went dark, including her flashlight.
She froze. A string of curses left her as she beat the infernal flashlight against her thigh. The battery rolled around in the chamber, but nothing else happened. There was complete darkness surrounding her. She strained to see the light that had been there just moments before, but to no avail. Nothing was there. And she couldn’t go further without seeing ahead of her. She didn’t want to stumble or injure herself if she headed back to the cabin. And she didn’t want to die on the ground in the forest in the middle of winter.
She shivered, pulling her coat tighter, but it did little to protect her from the icy cold. Suddenly the green light returned and it was just ahead. She pushed forward, trekking through the calf-deep snow in her awkward boots and short skirt. “Hello?”
As she neared the green ray of light, she saw a figure looming before her. It was shrouded in black. Startled, she screamed and moved backwards.