Beacons of Light

To my friend Alyssa, whose story inspired this one, about shining enough light to help your friends. Happy Birthday!

Alyssa spread her strong and sleek wings and rose into the sky of a brand new night. Confidanty, she surveyed the ground below for signs of movement. The chill in the air made her wings stiff, but pressing firmly against the windcurrents, Alyssa reveled in the sensation of fighting off the cold night air with the movement of her wings. Treetops and the peaks of roofs slid by, and Alyssa scanned them one by one.

The night grew darker, but the waning light only increased Alyssa’s sensitivity to sound and movement. She was sure this was the approximate location. Circling around, she waited.

Suddenly a light burst though the trees in the darkness of the woods below. Shadows scattered away, searching out sone other part of the forest, as if a pulse of lightning had been ignited far below. It was a strange otherworldly light, but suddenly Alyssa could see for miles. Guiding herself towards the beacon that had been lit, she noticed that she didn’t need to rely on her bat sonar as heavily with the brilliant hues illuminating the forest floor. Landing into a crouch she touched the earth with her right hand. Balanced. She stood up, folding her capable wings behind her back gracefully.

Three figures stood together surrounded by light.

-To be continued-

  1. Kylie Ru
    July 24, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    *glomp* Tiffany! I was like glued to the screen! AND THEN IT STOPPED!! I was like Wile E Cyote where he finds himself suddenly in midair. DUDE! That needs to be drawn. Yes, I likes it and I can’t wait for more!

    • July 24, 2010 at 7:14 pm

      Thanks Kylie!! *glomp* I have a huge smile on my face reading you say that you were glued to the screen! Sweet! And hey – it would make a cool drawing! 🙂

  2. Ryan
    July 23, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    I loved this Tiff, the imagery and mystery are compelling, the description is beautiful and striking. I can’t wait to find out who or what the three are.

  3. Ryan
    July 23, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    I loved this, all the imagery and mystery are compelling and the description is crisp and beautiful. I can’t wait to find out who the three are or what they are? This is great Tiff!

    • July 24, 2010 at 7:07 pm

      Thanks Ryan!! -grin- What a great compliment! Thanks! I can’t wait to figure out who they are either. In fact, that mystery is part of what will shape the next part.

  4. suzannelazear
    July 23, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Oooh, pretty. You’re posting more when??

    • July 24, 2010 at 7:01 pm

      -grin- Thanks! I’ve got the next part in mind. I always curse myself if I say a day that I’m going to write the next part. So I’ll just say… ;-|

  5. July 23, 2010 at 1:08 am

    Tiffany, you have so much talent! Thank you very much, this was amazing. The sights the sounds. 🙂 Thank you!

    • July 23, 2010 at 12:30 pm

      Thanks Alyss!! *blush* Hopefully you’re rubbing off on me then, because the creative spark behind it is mostly yours. And you even gave me an idea for part two with your comment there. 😉 Thanks again, I really appreciate what you said!

  6. Jenn
    July 22, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    I love your writing style, Tiffany. Your words just flow smoothly & your word choice makes a reader “see” what your portraying.
    I can’t wait for the next part! :0)

    • July 23, 2010 at 12:41 pm

      Thanks Jenn!! -grin- I really appreciate that! I can’t wait for the next part either. Right now I’ve got a bunch of ideas that I’m trying to clarify into a narrative.

  7. Antonio
    July 22, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    I LIKE! Cliffhanger! Whaaaaa…? Whoooooo…? Grrr! 😀

    • July 23, 2010 at 12:43 pm

      Thanks Tony!! -lol- Your comment is priceless! Hahahaha. 😀 Thanks for your enthusiasm, it’s really encouraging!

  8. July 22, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Can’t wait to read more. You are so good at using just the right words to make your reader feel exactly the way you want them too. Great job…just too short! 😀

    • July 23, 2010 at 12:54 pm

      Thanks Marsha!! I like the vibe in this one. I might morph this into my NaStySuMo story. You are always so encouraging to me, Marsha. It really means a lot!

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