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Absolute Write Blog Chain – March 2014

This month’s prompt is “Lions and Lambs.” It’s the same as the last write a post not exceeding 1000 words and share.
Don’t forget to visit the other bloggers participating!

orion_mk3 – (link to post)
Ralph Pines – (link to post)
Angyl78 – (link to post)
Sweetwheat – (link to post)
Sneaky Devil – (link to post)
Sixpence – (link to post)
airship wreck – (link to post)

Lions and Lambs

Clara looked out over the meadow located behind the house she was considering buying. There was tons of room to run, not only for  herself but also for the rest of her flock. Of course barring any humongous predators running around they should be safe.

“What types of animals are there around here?” She turned towards the realtor waiting for here decision.

“Ummm, I don’t really know I never asked. I would assume the local animals, deer and rabbits.” Closing her file, the realtor looked back at Clara, “I think I heard about a bear last year. I don’t normally handle the sales out this far from town. Usually that is Eric’s job but he had something he had to do this weekend.”

“Well I appreciate you coming out and showing me. Is it move in ready?” Clara followed the realtor from the back porch to the kitchen. The house really was big, they had been through two front room, a living room with a fireplace, another den and the room that led out onto the porch. There was plenty of room to expand the house and still leave room for the five car garage that was attached.

“This is the kitchen, as you can see there is a large window nook and an island with  a grill. There are two ovens and the one refrigerator in here. There is another freezer in the attached pantry.”

Clara was falling more and more in love with the house. They would have to monitor for the local predators, but that shouldn’t be a problem. “We’ll take it.”

Eric lazed in a tree not far from the house his partner was showing. The wind shifted and he picked up the scent of… food? not food? Ears perking forward, his tail involuntary twitching with energy he waited for the two women to walk off the porch. He would have to go let his pride know that this meadow was off limits.


ABC’s Ask and Answer -Part 2

Part 1

Part 2

Bobby quickly tilted his head, tongue-tied unable to either look at the Alpha or talk. “I… I…”

Kip raised his hand to touch the lesser-wolf’s neck, “I’m sorry. I need to know where my mate is.”

Bobby shook his head looking for Drew’s brother, who was thankfully coming his way.

“Is there a problem?” Danen asked once he reached  his commander and the pup. Bobby was a good kid and there shouldn’t be any problems. Danen was not prepared for Kip’s piercing green eyes to zero on him and then for the man to start sniffing him.

“Who have you been near?” Kip demanded. Somehow, someway he would get an answer and find his mate. Well, Kip sighed, he’d find out who his mate was. Finding and keeping his mate would have to wait until after this last mission.

Danen looked back taking in Kip’s expression, the only person he’d up close to recently was his brother. Eyes widening he looked at his commander, oh crap!

ABC’s… Ask and Answer (part 1)

Captain Kurtrick “Kip” Wolk-son walked into the little bar and diner. The lights were at a level that did not hurt his sight, but allowed him to see through out the room. He saw his team sitting in a corner, backs to the wall watching over the other patrons. They had not noticed him yet, but he knew they soon would. How they would accept the upcoming assignment he didn’t have to ask. How they would accept him in the civilian world, he had yet to ask.

Kip tilted his head, a scent wafting through the perfume of a bar full of shifters, caught his attention. He knew that scent, had smelled it a few years ago. His wolf woke up, raised its head, Mate! Looking around, giving no outward sign he looked the bar patrons over, he did not see who went with that smell, though honestly he would only know the owner in wolf form.

Drew hid in the kitchen, his wolf begging to go back out and roll on the owner of that scent. He had seen Kip before the man had realized he was there and hid in his kitchen. This was his bar and he was hiding. His wolf side said get out there, his human side said “no way in hell”. The man was military. He did not want military leading his pack, how would a macho military Alfa show the lesser wolves and assorted shifters he had allowed on his land compassion? He already had his brother and his team coming back from the military, but they were the enforcers, the protectors. The ones who needed to be military trained. His Alfa needed to be compassionate, put the pack first. Take time out of a busy schedule to put the little ones at ease, how could a trained killer do this?

Drew needed to leave before the man/wolf started looking for him. Turning he saw Bobby, “Tell my brother I had to leave really quick. But make sure you don’t smell like me before you do.”

“Okay boss.” Bobby watched Drew leave and then went to tell his brother. What he hadn’t expected was almost 7 feet of Alpha-male in his face.

“Where is my mate?”

Absolute Write – December Blog Chain – Part 13

Into Mossfallow Wood, pt. 13 – Absolute Write Blog Chain 

This month’s Absolute Write‘s blog chain is actually a blog-O-phone. Everyone writes 250 words of a story and the next person continues it on. We’re currently up to part thirteen, so you may want to start at the beginning to get the full effect.

Part 01 – orion_mk3 (link to post)
Part 02 – Ralph Pines (link to post)
Part 03 – ishtar’sgate (link to post)
Part 04 – Angyl78 (link to post)
Part 05 – MsLaylaCakes (link to post)
Part 06 – meowzbark (link to post)
Part 07 – orion_mk3 (link to post)
Part 08 – ishtar’sgate (link to post)
Part 09 – Angyl78 (link to post)
Part 10 – MsLaylaCakes (link to post)
Part 11- meowzbark (link to post)

Part 12 – BBBurke (link to post)


Claire, Alan and Cal watched as the snowmobile careened past the tree and went off in the direction of the house.

“Was that…”

Claire hung her head in shame and disbelief. Leave it to those two to get things absolutely wrong. “Yes, that was Kyle and Chris.”

“Are they going to be okay?”

“As long as we don’t hear an explosion…”



Claire looked at Alan in disbelief. She wasn’t sure where to go now. Help the idiot Cal back to the house, or go after her friends. Then she looked down at the bottom of the tree where the ginormous dog lay whining. This was not a good day. Except for the injured trespassers, her grandpa was not going to like his insurance bill.

“You go find your friends. I’ll help him to the house.”

Slowly they made their way down out of the tree, Cal collapsing in the snow. Claire looked at Allen who nodded towards the smoke they could see rising above the trees.

“Go. I’ll see you later.”

Claire ran, well more like sludged through the snow. Praying that she would find her friends alive she crested the hill and saw the doom of everything.

That tree she had told Allen about? Well, yeah… From the looks of things Kyle and Chris had managed to bail before the snowmobile met the tree. Oh, this was not going to go well.

December Absolute Write Blog Chain: Part 9

Okay here is the continuation of the December Blog Chain, phone-a-thon:

Additional Posts to follow the story line:
Part 01 – orion_mk3 (link to post)
Part 02 – Ralph Pines (link to post)
Part 03 – ishtar’sgate (link to post)
Part 04 – Angyl78 (link to post)
Part 05 – MsLaylaCakes (link to post)
Part 06 – meowzbark (link to post)
Part 07 – orion_mk3 (link to post)

Part 08 – Ishtar’s gate (link to post)


Into Mossfollow Wood: Trapped

Claire looked at Beth down in the snow. Served her right for sitting on that branch; it was broken. She climbed down out of the tree and offered Beth a hand up.

“Think Grandpa will catch them?”

“Oh, I think your grandpa will be chasing those two for a while. I heard you offer Cal a tree?”

Claire looked at Beth, “Yeah, I did. But I guess he doesn’t want it. I have to wait for Kyle and Chris to get here.”

They stood there looking at each other when they heard a yell and followed by a lot of barking and snarling. Beth took of running and Claire scrambled to get back up in the tree.

Alan came running by first and clambered up into the tree, Cal wasn’t too far behind him and just made it up into the lower branches when the largest dog Claire had seen came snapping and growling at his heels.

“Who’s dog is that?”

“You know, I don’t have a clue.”

Alan looked up at Claire, “Do you have anything that will scare him off.”

“Uh, no. I think we’ll be stuck. I wonder if Grandpa knows whose it is?”

Claire moved down to sit on the branch above Cal, “Where is my grandpa?”

Alan and Cal looked at each other and then her. “I don’t know. We’d just split and he was right behind me before I ran into that.”


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