A preview of something I was inspired to do after listening to a radio-show that reads out a series of childhood books.
You may recognise the name.
If you don't, it's a very minor character from the Animorphs series.
We (that is, the radio-show and I, and even some of the listeners) felt this character needed more of an appearance.
Decided to do a Halloween version.
And here's a preview - I'll post the rest when they've read the whole thing live on air.
Hope you like it!
I woke suddenly. The crackling of the fire had stopped. In fact, the whole thing had died. I looked around the living room.
My ear twitched at the sound. My eyes locked onto the source.
Suddenly I was looking at myself. But the 'me' I was staring at had fur that was no longer orange. Instead it was white. 'My' eyes switched from yellow to green. Then to red.
Aren't I colourblind?
Oh well. I just know there was something different with my fur.
I sprang to my feet and trotted towards... 'me'. It didn't move.
It wasn't a picture of me in that thing called a 'mirror' the human girl so frequently used.
So it was a flesh-and-blood me....?
I stopped a few feet away.
'My' ears flattened back, 'my' lips drew back to reveal fangs that glinted in the moonlight streaming through the window.
And 'I' sprang with a yowl that tore a hole in the silence of the night, claws itching to rip my fur, teeth with the urge to taste blood..
And I was defenceless.