By Eddie D. Moore
Gavin’s head pounded and he could see nothing but the floorboards when he cracked open his eyes. He had hoped to catch the thief that had been sporadically working the area for months. Unfortunately, the thief had caught him instead. The underbrush at the edge of the property had offered a perfect place to hide and watch the house. The last thing he remembered was the soft shuffle of leaves behind him, a moment of panic, and a stinging pain as something struck him on the back of the head. He should have guessed that the thief would use the same vantage point.
He dared not give any sign of consciousness as quick paced footsteps passed. The board under his cheek gave a slight creek and a breeze stirred his hair as the thief passed into the adjacent room. Other footsteps and rummaging could be heard above him. The steps had too short a stride and were too light to be produced by adults. He began to wonder if the robberies were the work of a group of children. His ears burned with embarrassment at the thought of admitting that a scrawny miscreant had caught him unaware and knocked him senseless.
Gavin slowly surveyed the room, got to his feet and moved to a corner. Through the doorway, a couple feet away, he could barely make out a whispered voice in the adjacent room. The voice seemed too deep for a child and sounded odd, almost unnatural. Continue reading →
Sorry Adventure Worlds readers, we don’t have a story for you this week. Christian and I have decided that due to the drop in submissions, we will move to posting every other Monday. With the lion’s share of posts falling to the two of us, if we were to keep the weekly schedule, we wouldn’t have any time to finish the collection (yes, we are still working on it) or our novels (planned to be released in the last quarter of 2015).
Next Monday, we have another exciting story from our long time contributor, Edele Winnie titled Duck, Duck, Goose. Thankfully, she continues to be a steadfast part of Adventure Worlds, sending stories from the beginning.
The next post will be on July 27th and it’s part 6 of the continuing Dime Store Detective story.
Speaking of our collection. If you haven’t heard (or if you have and forgot) we have a cover contest happening now. There is a whole page of information here: http://adventureworldsblog.com/2015/06/16/cover-contest/
Please give it a look and see if you can come up with the perfect cover for our forthcoming collection. You could win $50, copies of the book, and our eternal thanks.
Submissions are always welcome.
Thanks, we’ll see you next week!
Hello Adventure Worlds readers and writers,
We’ve opened up out guidelines a little for our submissions. We are now open to stories in parts (like some of our in house writers like to do). Please read the guidelines for the details (http://adventureworldsblog.com/submissions/). We are hoping to expand our submissions and user generated content for the new year, so if you have a story you want to see on Adventure Worlds, send them our way!
By Edele Winnie
She felt like her head was going to explode.
She was waiting in the waiting room. Doctor’s office waiting room. Skin specialist’s waiting room. It had taken four months – four unbearable months — to get in to see this dermatologist. Of course she hadn’t actually seen him yet. There was no one else in the waiting room and yet she had been waiting there for forty five minutes! What was the doctor doing? Didn’t they know it took months for people to get appointments and then to wait— for no one—she wanted to smash the chairs, to rip the cheap crap paintings from the wall, to shred the golf magazines and kill the tall green plant in the corner. Continue reading →