TITLE: Running From Shadows
GENRE: YA paranormal romance
Something lurked in the shadows. It watched us. My gaze fixed on the
giant oaks of the Red Forest. I waited, frozen mid-step, wanting what
I couldn’t see. Drawn to it.
Suddenly Haven slammed into my back. “Greta, seriously? Don’t just
stop like that.
Damn.” My pink-haired friend stomped in front of me. “Maybe I should
take the lead.”
“Whatever, girl.” I risked a quick glance past Haven toward the
shadowy figure. Gone.
“What are you looking at?” She followed my gaze.
“Ooo, I hope it’s something witchy and dangerous.” Jill’s blonde hair
swished over her shoulders as her head bobbed up and down. She’d been
ecstatic to perform a spell with us.
“It was probably just a deer. Come on.” I gave Haven the let’s-move
look and marched past both of them.
Haven raced up to my right side. “G, you realize we’re gonna hike out
of the woods in the dark, right?”
“It’s okay. The spell has to be done at sunset.” Jill chimed in,
practically bouncing up and down on my left.
“How does she know that and I don’t?” Haven stopped walking. “She’s
not even a witch.”
Jill didn’t say anything, but I could almost feel her mood dampen from
the comment. I stopped and spun around to face Haven. “Look, I tried
calling you last night if you remember correctly. But, you were busy.
A date or something. So Jill and I talked.” Of course, I hadn’t told
Jill the reason why I wanted to do the spell.