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Tuesday Tales - Celebration

Updated: Jul 4


Hi Everyone! Welcome back to Tuesday Tales! This week’s word prompt is “celebration”. We’re back with the Hallow Brothers in Decision.

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They chuckled as they watched her disappear. There was one last glance before they silently went to work. Maya pointed to the trees that she needed cleared. Joshua used the rake to brush away the fallen leaves and wayward grass that was there. Shards of moonlight lit their way as they repeated the same task over and over as they encircled the camp.

Compared to the disaster back at the camp, this was easy work.

It had to be at least an hour before he spoke. “So, what are we going to do about our living arrangements?”

She glared at him. “Josh, I’m trying to concentrate.”

“Sorry.”

She let out a huff as everything fell silent again. A few moments passed as she took a step back from the tree. “I can conjure another room or something like that.”

“Or we can build on. I have six brothers to help me.” He paused. “You don’t want to build a house like you have in California?”

“That we have. And no. I want to be with your family and the kids love the idea of living in a cabin. Did you see their little celebration when they found out that this is their new home? They even have a grandparent now.”

“With all you have you want to live in the woods with little or nothing?”

“If you are there? Yes, absolutely.”

He beamed at her in the darkness. She must have been able to see him by the way she smiled back. A rustle in the leaves turned their attention from each other.

May’s grin melted into a frown of concern. “What’s that?”

Joshua shrugged. “Probably a raccoon.”

“Josh, that’s not a racoon.”

He turned to see where she was looking. Instead of a plump, furry animal plodding along the ferns, a tall, gaunt, pale guy stood watching them. By the hollowness on his eyes and the bloody, pointed canine peeking from under his lip, he knew what the man was.

“Shit. Vampire,” Joshua muttered.


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