Lullaby 1- A Peppermint Taste and Sleep.

Lullaby 1- A Peppermint Taste and Sleep.

A Chapter by Keeley

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She looked into the glassy orb. She slowly moved her fingers gracefully around it as if she were caressing it. Her eyes reflected the crystal balls as she stared into it.

"Beware. I see anger and pain in your future. And YOU...." she said pointing to the woman. "I also see it in your past. Abusive father, maybe?"

The woman burst into tears and stormed out of the room. The husband threw down a grubby fifty and followed her out. "Is that really what you saw, Ira?" I asked.

 "Of course. The husband is abusive too." I cringed.

Poor lady. Ira is my mom's best friend and the closest thing I have to a family in the world. She's a nomadic fortune teller. She has thinning white hair and is always wearing blood red lipstick. I'm Andy Leon as far as I know. I have never gone to a day of school in my life and I never will. The state doesn't know I'm alive. To them I died as an infant from fever. My mom wanted it that way apparently. In her will, it doesn't even say why...Anyway, I've been with Ira since I was 3, for 12 years now.

I began helping Ira pack up her tent into our sedan. I put my backpack in the front seat and then went to grab a armful of her other gypsy stuff.

BANG. My brain was on fire. My heart quickly pumped acid through my body. I'm on the ground writhing in pain. Red dust swirls in the air as my arms twitch in the dirt. Hurt spread through my body. I screamed. Ira was there in a flash. I looked into her knowing eyes. I'm sure my hearts going to beat out of my chest. A wash of black floods my eyes.

I wake up in the back of the sedan. Beams of morning light flutter across my eyelids. Ira is at the wheel. "...Ira..." my throat burns with dryness and sickeningly sweet peppermint taste lingers on my tongue. Ira looks back at me. "How are ya, sweetie?" I ignore her question and reply immediately "What happened to me?" "You'll find out soon enough. For now, just sleep." I started to argue, but Ira looked back at me once more her gray eyes flashed teal. They were making me sleep. In my ears. Sleep. Sleep. Sleep. Hush child. Sleep.

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© 2011 Keeley


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BANG. My brain was on fire. The heart quickly pumped acid through my body. I'm on the ground writhing in pain. Hurt spread through my body. I screamed. Ira was there in a flash. I looked into her knowing eyes. I'm sure my hearts going to beat out of my chest. A wash of black floods my eyes.

i love the way you described that, and i love how you,left off with a cliff hanger, and how the ira knows something, but it wont relieal it untill the end. great first chapter i cant wait to read the reast.

Posted 12 Years Ago


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Thank all of my lovevely reviewers for all the encouragement. The next installment will be coming soon(:

Posted 12 Years Ago


This is amazing, please write more. I can't wait to hear what happens next

Posted 12 Years Ago


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More, please? Although short it really managed to grab my attention, so few words but in the same time says so many things. I Absolutely want to read more of that.

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow, this chapter whispers great things to expect in the next chapter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

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This is absolutley terrific. You have pace, humour, a wonderful scope for possible growth in the story and a terrific writing style. I loved reading every bit of this. Had I read this opening in a shaop, I'd buy the book. It is very stripped down, crediting the reader with enough sense to realise what is going on without having to have it spoon fed to them (Twilight springs to mind), and above all else it has humour. It is not often someone will produce something this good with no idea of where it's going. Were I to offer advice, it would be, don't plan it, just write it and see what happens, because this is superb. Many thanks for posting it and drawing it to my attention

Posted 12 Years Ago


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Typical first chapter. Makes readers ask a lot of questions. But interesting plot. Despite the short length of the chapter, it still succeeded in captivating me. Keep on writing.

Posted 12 Years Ago


BANG. My brain was on fire. The heart quickly pumped acid through my body. I'm on the ground writhing in pain. Hurt spread through my body. I screamed. Ira was there in a flash. I looked into her knowing eyes. I'm sure my hearts going to beat out of my chest. A wash of black floods my eyes.

i love the way you described that, and i love how you,left off with a cliff hanger, and how the ira knows something, but it wont relieal it untill the end. great first chapter i cant wait to read the reast.

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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