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Character Encounter: Lylia

Hello all! Today I'm participating in Kendra E. Ardnek'sCharacter Encounters. Once a month she gives a location, and you're supposed to encounter one of your characters there. This month we had to encounter our character in their own world.
      Lylia is a character from a short story that I wrote for my English class (we had to write a story including 5 of our vocab words, I'll post it on here someday). I plan to write more about her and Nicholas, and writing this character encounter has given me some ideas, so you'll hopefully be seeing more of her soon! :o)
      So here it is! My encounter with Lylia:

“Begone monster!” I dart forward and slam my sword (aka big stick) against my foe (aka tree). Naturally, the tree doesn’t retaliate, but I duck and retreat all the same. It’s no use pretending to save the world if you don’t at least pretend your enemies are fighting back. Even if they are trees. I continue to swing my stick as I advance across the clearing. I’m…

Another Monday's Minute Challenge

Well, here it is! My second Monday's Minute Challenge entry. :o)
My entry is exactly 200 words, and I combined two of the prompts:
The three items "clouds, letter, and train" (submitted by Maddie/Meredith)
And this picture:
(submitted by Lace)

So, without further ado, my entry:

Dove stood on the platform of the train station, holding a newspaper over her head in a feeble attempt to shield herself from the pouring rain. Her uncle’s letter had said that he would meet her here, but she didn’t see him anywhere. Cars drove by on the road, and a particularly large truck sent a wave of water cascading over her. Dove jumped back as the dirty water splashed against her white shirt. “Come on!” “Having troubles, miss?” A well dressed gentleman asked politely. “What? Oh, no. I’m all right. It’s just all this rain.” Dove scowled up at the dark rainclouds. “But you can’t help with that.” The man smiled and twirled his cane with expert fingers. “Can’t I?” At that very moment, the clouds part…

"Monday's Minute" Entry

Hello all!
      First post on first blog. Pretty cool, huh? :o)
      Below is my entry for the Monday's Minutes Challenge on I chose the prompt "I slammed the door of my car. What was I doing here?" submitted by His Princess, and my entry is 257 words:

      I slammed the door of my car. What was I doing here?
Del whined from the passenger seat, her ears pressed flat against her head. She stared after me with mournful eyes. I reached in through the half-open window and ran my hand down the fur of her neck. “I know, girl, I know. I won’t be long, ok?"
The dog whimpered again. “Look, I don’t like it either. But this is my job.”
      I could feel her watching me as I walked up the driveway. Halfway there I stopped and looked back. Del was pressed up against the door with her head out as far as the window would allow. The breeze clearly carried the sound of her whimpering to me.
I shivered, and not from the light wind. I trusted Del’s i…