It is Thursday and you probably know what that means. It is time to add another part to a new McSniff story. The prologue continues as we go on where the last story ended. Haven’t read the ‘Cursed Diary’? You can find it back in the Crow’s Nest. At the end of the next part is the surprise I promised you. So please enjoy the read of …
The Fishy Lighthouse!
Time is passing slowly while William is waiting for his sister to come back with the Diary. With moans and groan he redecorates his home by pushing as much to the side as he can. The sofa against the wall the smaller one toppled over on top. Coffee table disassembled stacked beside his large wall covering cabinets. His eyes look worried while pacing back and forth through his room. Playing with the one paw and pulling out his nails. Like an hunter readying himself for a snappy kill. Practising his slash and the sense in his claws.
A constant visit of the bathroom checking if he changed some more. Pulling his ears, sticking out his tongue. His eyes squint as they become more sensitive to light. Unsure of how many minutes has past he sits himself down and tries waiting patiently again. Only to move around pulling his pants and clothes. Clearly we can see him getting annoyed and frustrated with his situation.
A key enters the lock and the click is loud to his ears. All his senses has been sharpened. With a tilted head he watches the door open and before something even remotely looking like a foot or arm is seen he talks. “Hey sis”
Her face is all red and walks inside through the door. Panting she stares around the room finding everything to be moved to the side. “What how did you know it was me, I only the door ajar like an inch or 2?”
“I heard it was you and I could smell you?” the sight of him scratching an ear with his shoe still on his foot must have been awkward as she turns her face around.
-“By the way brother what did you do?” her giggle is suppressed quickly by her hand as her other arm is stretched out with the diary. “I am sorry, but that was just to funny to watch”
“Ha ha, laugh, I know okay. I can’t help it I can think like your brother but somehow my cat instinct takes over. So ha, ha, at scratching my ear with a foot. SO you had your fun. Now for the serious bit.”
William lays the Diary in front of him and looks at his sister. His eyes change colour and flicker into a cats eye. A bright amber glow stare straight into her eyes. You can see her transition from the laugh into a sad face. Her upper lip trembles and the first finds its way down her cheek. Hanging still for just a second on her chin before the final decent in a long drop to splatter apart on the floor.
“I love you William, and I am scared. I am taken over by fear and laughter all at the same time. Angry you are going to leave us, me. Happy for you. That you finally found a cause or something to live for. And yet worried, that you not sure or how to behave around me.” Her words fell fluidly across her lips in a single breath and reached Williams heart with every emotion possible.
His head drops in shame as even through the fur a blush is noticeable. “I know sis, and I to am sorry. I am anxious and frustrated. Just happening so fast” His eyes sparkle as he continues with his gaze back at her eyes. “I hope I can count on you to hold the fort a little for me. With al this craziness going on I already had me on a leave from work. Soon as I come back, I will deal with everything. Till then can I trust you to keep the Diary safe?”
Her leap is in full motion with her arms wide open she falls onto her brother . “How could I refuse my brother. Pleas, just be safe and do come back. Promise me.”
There love as siblings is shown as both shed their tears for the journey that has been set into motion. With a meow William has his sister chuckle on his shoulder. “I promise sis, meow”
Okay now for the surprise part. As you all know I am working really hard to get the “Cursed Diary” out there for a download for all of you to enjoy. I was thinking to make it available in 3 formats. Please be patient on that. Now I have been working on the cover and I would like an opinion. It was my 6th as I gave up after 5 failing attempts to draw a sky line of Paris. So I drew a quick sketch of the idea I had in mind. When one does everything by on his own it is a lot of work LOL.
Now I do not know if I missed anything and this is just the front. So opinions please. be honest.
So click to enlarge. or maybe not.