- Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
- Katheryn J. Avila | @katheryn_avila
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- Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
- Nellie Batz | @solimond
- Mark Ethridge | @LurchMunster
Bill Engleson| @billmelaterplea
Silver says: Sniffles the Cat. Need I say more? Okay, a little more. Bill always delivers with the newest installments of his on-going tale, with well-drawn characters, and vivid descriptions.
Katheryn J. Avila | @katheryn_avila
Silver says: This is a sad, cautionary tale that tugs at the heartstrings--and shows that even demons have hearts. There's a real sense of character with the narrator, and also about Marcus. The tale made me sad, yet hopeful at the same time--oddly fitting for Christmas-time.
"What made you think that was a good idea?" Marcus' voice catches me off guard. He's standing next to me, arms crossed observing the scene as the mother continues to comfort Shelley.
"I wasn't thinking." How long had he been watching?
"Of course not." I was expecting anger, but his voice held no sign of contempt - only a mild frustration. He sighs. "I guess all we can do now is wait."
"Wait on what, exactly?"
"On things to correct themselves." He shrugs. "Just hope he didn't notice."
"How will things correct themselves?" I turn to look at him, but his eyes are trained on the little girl.
"You don't want to know..." For the first time, there's a hint of sorrow in his voice. "It's best if you just forget about it - there's a reason demons aren't allowed to interfere in their lives unless ordered to." He starts to turn away, and I can almost sense his desperation to leave.
"Wait." Again, I don't think, but simply reach out and take hold of his sleeve. "Please."
When he turns, his eyes are distant. "She's still going to die - it'll just be much worse this time."
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