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Grapemo Week #2 TEASER TUESDAY

TEASER TUESDAY is here--and here they are (posted pretty much in the order I received them). Thanks to all who participated! This is definitely one of my favorite parts of Grapemo.

BLUE VISIONS
fuguemacabre

The fog surrounded the house in a sound-buffering shroud of death. Swirling, dipping, beckoning…daring the living to venture into its midst. Waves of hushed whispers rolled over the area before drifting out into the dark abysses.
~ ~ ~

PANTHAN’S ABYSS
meredith_wood

“Oh, look. The heart’s gone. What a shock.”

Laura cut her eyes at Gray, but refused to respond to his sarcasm. After six months of chasing after this thing, they knew what it did. Each victim was eviscerated, its heart taken, then the body ripped into several pieces. There wasn’t a pattern to the way it laid out what was left behind and there didn’t seem to be a preference for its victims either. Panthan, human, werewolf, pixie, fairy, they were all good chew toys.

What they didn’t know was what it was. That had everybody frustrated to the heights of Mt. McKinley.

“I’ve seen this before,” Blake said, nudging the toe of his boot against a—-Laura leaned forward and squinted. Gross. It was a human finger. Even though she instinctively hurt for the race she’d been created to protect, she’d been human once, so she felt she suffered more than the natural born panthans that surrounded her. She swallowed heavily and focused on Blake’s head as it bobbed up and down with his eagerness to make them believe him.

She raised a brow, indicating he needed to stop with the bobble head impression and start with the explaining.
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CROSS THE LINE

kbaccellia

Rose pointed at Mom. “You of all people knew the risks of bringing her. The risks of evil slipping in with the dead are too high. You know that! Why, she’s just as bad as...”

Someone else’s scream cut off Rose’s words. The dead girl cocked her head, a move ill considered because if she wasn’t careful, it was sure to roll right off. A coffin lid squeaked open, revealing another dead girl, who slowly rose up. Long stringy hair hung down her face. Her eyes popped opened, a milky film covered them.
~ ~ ~

PRESCIENCE
feonua

We pause outside the door, and I dig through the nervous ache in my chest for something numb enough to smooth out my expression with. When I look up, Blake nods approval.

“Ready?” he asks.

“Shoot.”

He bangs on the door.

A woman answers—tall, dark, her cheekbones high beside a wide, flat nose, her blue dress flowing down past her knees.

Everything I mean to say gets stuck in my throat.

She’s Dad brought back to life, except prettier and feminine.

“You must be Violet.” She her gazes turns. “And Blake, is it? I thought you might come.”
~ ~ ~

THE IRON WITCH

kaz_mahoney

She rolled her eyes. “That’s because you don’t understand Hermeticism.”
“Hermeti-what?”

“Never mind. Just go with it: Dragon, Crow, Lion and Rose. That’s the way it’s always been. And like I said, the others aren’t so important these days. We don’t see representatives from those Orders very often – like, once a year is pretty much it.”

Navin smirked. “At the annual Alchemy-Con?”

“This is serious.” Donna threw another pillow at him.

Ducking with ease and catching it, Navin threw it back scoring a direct hit. “And this is my way of dealing with it.”
~ ~ ~

BREATHKEPT
anywherebeyond

Brandon jumped from the tree, and rose up before me. His lines were sharper now, his silhouette black as velveteen. He traced his hands in the air near my arms, marking my shape but never touching me. The warmth of his skin touched mine, though.

"For your party," he said.

Then he turned his hands, his fingertips flicking softly against mine. I couldn't reply with him touching me like that. It was strange and exotic; was I lightheaded because I couldn't breathe? I didn't know.

So I didn't try to speak. I curled my fingers beneath his. It felt like a dare to rub my palms against his, and he answered. He filled the space between us, rubbing his thumbs against my wrists. His breath skimmed my temple at the same time, and if I turned, I would find his lips.
~ ~ ~

GODLIGHT

ophelialaughs

The [creature's] word exploded like a warhead inside Cera's thoughts.

Mine.

Numbness weighed her arms, made them unwilling. John propped her up, helped her steer the Scout. The more distance they put between themselves and the monster, the weaker and stupider she felt, the more she felt the hook in her middle trying to drag her back the way she had come.

Mine...

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edgyauthor
Feb. 9th, 2010 02:45 pm (UTC)
Oh, these are such great teasers! But then again, it makes sense that you'd recruit a bunch of talented grapenuts. ;)
onegrapeshy
Feb. 9th, 2010 03:26 pm (UTC)
VERY talented!!!
ex_kaz_maho
Feb. 10th, 2010 11:50 am (UTC)
Oooh... I love these. All of them! (Even mine. *g* Kidding!)

But I have to say, BREATHKEPT... that snippet is delicious. :)
onegrapeshy
Feb. 10th, 2010 02:23 pm (UTC)
I know! Every single one, I'm like..MORE MORE!
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