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Today's words are: effect, immense, shimmer

Julianne turned from her packing as her roommate came into the room. The retort that had risen to her lips in preparation for yet another round of rational arguments against her decision died on her lips as she saw the armload of items Rachel held.

"If you are determined to go ahead with this harebrained scheme, then at least be as prepared as you can be. I still don't believe there's anything supernatural at that house...more likely it's an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of underdone potato'," she quoted, "but, on the off chance I might be wrong, I would feel better if you had these. They were my mother's." The word was uttered with the customary twist of the lips that recollection of her mother's occupation always caused.

Julianne lay the immense silver cross, rosary, scapular, and holy water next to the more mundane items in the bag. For an instant, the cross seemed to shimmer, but Julianne laughed inwardly at her own imagination and closed the case with a click that sounded oddly final to her ears. She turned back to her friend and said, in a voice that shook despite her best efforts, "I'll see you Monday, then."

The casual words did not have the effect Julianne was going for. Tears welled in Rachel's eyes as she responded, "You have no idea how much I hope so." Without another word, she turned and left the room.


For our daily See how Alike Judy and Marianne Are" quiz:

You Sometimes Attend to Your Emotions

You find expressing your emotions to be quite natural. You just say and show how you feel.

When it's time to make a decision, you always follow your heart. You believe your heart knows what's best.

You are very emotionally responsive. It's not difficult to tug on your heartstrings.

You are an extremely empathetic person. You find it easy to put yourself in someone else's shoes.


Sumit Sarkar said…
Loved it..nice usage of the prompts... :)
~willow~ said…
i totally enjoyed this :) you packed a lot of emotion and history in the few paragraphs.

I was puzzled why a shoulder blade would be part of the presumably anti-vampire arsenal though... you probably meant "scapulaR"? :)
Deborah said…
Oooh I just loved this, a great story very well told, well done!!
Volataire said…
A very inspiring read. Well done.
ThomG said…
this is developing so nicely.
VL Sheridan said…
You always know when to end the story to keep your reading wanting more. Well done.
Like last week, you leave me determined to come back for more. Well done!
pia said…
The ending was very real. Nicely done
Ramesh Sood said…
well written dear..
Anonymous said…
I'm interested in seeing how this story evolves, it's quite fascinating and always well written. But... sorry to be picky, I didn't see "immense" in there? Am I being blind?

Kari @ The Best Place By The Fire
Great excerpt, I hope next week there is part two!