Today’s six are from a piece I’m working on for the September StoryADay Challenge. I’m cheating on this one, though; it’s told in seven interconnected chunks, and I’m counting each one as a story.
In this one, a little girl named Evie has been whipped by her grandmother for breaking a vase, then sent to bed without dinner. Her brother Peter has snuck food up to her, but she fell asleep before eating it.
The weight on the bed was back.
“Peter, you shouldn’t be in here,”she hissed into the darkness. “It’s not safe if Grandmother finds you.”
A hand took hers and squeezed it. She blinked and the night was gone, replaced by a hazy brightness and a boy about her age, wearing too-big, hole-filled clothes.
“Who are you?” she asked, watching him closely.
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