Chapter 26. Part 1.

CHAPTER 26: WHERE IT ALL WENT WRONG “Intruders! Intruders! To arms! To arms! Opponents of the morning star are here!” Skreech was screaming. He shouted his name in its original tongue, and we had to cover our ears because of the sound. Suddenly, there were more Umbili in the room, and I could see them all clearly. Felavis were snarling in every direction, and the battle began. In the confusion, Thrump had loosened his grip on Skreech, and a well-placed kick made him drop the dude altogether. Skreech scrambled over to Flye under the cover of fire and jumped on … [Read more]

Kick Him Out of Church!

Two Introductory Stories My mom and dad fondly tell the story of one of the first times my dad visited my great-grandmother’s old, back-country Oklahoma, Pentecostal church. My mom and dad were dating at the time, and my dad was not familiar with Pentecostal churches at all, so this event really stuck out to him. After the speaking in tongues and whooping had subsided, and the preacher had gotten into his groove, he was passionately talking about “…a man who comes to church on Sundays and greets people at the door and shakes hands, but on Saturday night he was … [Read more]

Chapter 25.

This is a continuation of a story begun in the post “Chapter 1. Part 1.” If you enjoy it, please like and share it with others!   CHAPTER 25: BREAKING AND ENTERING The plan was set and we set to work. We packed up camp quickly and quietly. Skreech was given a sleeping pill that Brew had produced from the backpack and all of the Umbili in the group covered their shining skin with black cloths to keep from giving them away. We headed toward the mansion at a brisk pace. Because of how far we were from the camp, … [Read more]

Chapter 24.

This is a continuation of a story begun in the post “Chapter 1. Part 1.” If you enjoy it, please like and share it with others!   CHAPTER 24: STARTLING WORDS I came to discover that there was more skill to Fwik and Fwish’s game than I thought. There were different strategies to employ on the throw. You could try to throw it upward only a little bit so that your opponent wouldn’t have much time to try and catch it, or you could launch it out of reach into the air and fight it out on the ground to … [Read more]

Chapter 23. Part 2.

This is a continuation of a story begun in the post “Chapter 1. Part 1.” If you enjoy it, please like and share it with others!   Pathena’s irate question hung in the air for a minute. The silence was broken by Thrump. “No one thought it was a good idea, but it’s still the best one we’ve got. If you have a better idea then be our guest.” Pathena was silent for a moment. “Well we at least have a source now,” she said gesturing to Skreech who was bound and gagged by a tree. “And we could send … [Read more]