Monday, April 23, 2012 | By: Angela Brown

Letter "T" - Temporary

Temporary.

That is what life is for humans.  They are but shells housing souls.  The Society knew this well.  They should, since I trained them.  Or I should say one or two remaining angels on the dais were direct reports to me back when I first found I enjoyed a different kind of appetite.

Skip memory lane.

I hungered for a soul that wasn't free game.  A little birdie warned me of Basil's distraction, a girl wearing long sleeves all the time.  This same little birdie confirmed he saw this girl going in and out of the cathedral at all hours of the night, often with a red cloak.  Not all of my ties were unbound with the Society.  We maintained a sort of give and take, mainly when it benefited them.  This girl tangling with my Harvestor wasn't smart on her part.  Especially as a Cleanser.  She was, after all, temporary to the Society, expendable.  Others could take her place.  I wanted to devour her soul.  The Society no longer had use for a disobedient Cleanser.

What a marvelous deal.  I'll end up with a delicious soul, the Society gets rid of an upstart.  I'll get my Harvestor back.***

Drakar used to be....
He wants to devour Abby's soul and they're going to let him?
I'm just...oh goodness me.

33 comments:

Tara Tyler said...

this is deliciously fiendish! well done!

Ciara said...

What a terrific plot line. I'm intrigued and want more. The society letting it happen is the clincher.

Angela Brown said...

Drakar is just a being full of wonder and just loves to devour, the meanie.

Angela Brown said...

Yeah, I couldn't have the Society be all perfect and nice...that probably makes me just as awful lol!!!

Nadja Notariani said...

I'll hold back any judgement until I read more. Uhhmm... I do love my happy endings, Angela. Ha!

David P. King said...

You're a evil genius. Love this passage! :)

Angela Brown said...

I'm a little nervous now...waiting to see what your judgement shall be as the letters wind down. :-)

Angela Brown said...

Why David, you do encourage me. lol!!!

Angela Cothran said...

Wow, devouring souls! That is pretty evil :)

LD Masterson said...

Wow. I wander off for a bit, come back, and you're devouring souls all over your blog. Beautifully gruesome.

Raelyn Barclay said...

Trained them? Devouring Abby?! The Society will let him?! I agree with David...you're an evil genius. Holy wow Angela.

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Goodness me indeed!

Leslie Rose said...

Bad, bad Drakar. Look out Abby.

Jess said...

Whoa!! Talk about suspenseful!!! Very scary and left me wanting to hear more. Hope Abby's okay!

Angela Brown said...

True. That is Drakar though.

Angela Brown said...

Hey LD!!! Yeah, things have gotten a little wacky around here lol!!!

Angela Brown said...

Awwww Raelyn, I can't take all the credit.

Drakar made me do it.

Wait, is that a little much like saying the devil made me do it? lol!!!

Angela Brown said...

I know right?

Angela Brown said...

Got to make sure Abby stays away from him...but will she???

Angela Brown said...

Only a few more letters to find out what, if anything, will happen.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Running out of time for this to end well...

Anonymous said...

"Temporary. That is what life is for humans. They are but shells housing souls."

So true...

Angela Brown said...

Happy Ever Afters are nice...just has to fit the form...should things end happily for those never meant to love again?

Angela Brown said...

I agree, but coming from Drakar...just don't want to hear it from him lol!!!

Lady Gwen said...

I sense a showdown coming between Basil and the dude at The Society. Gotta have a happy ending, though. Right?

Angela Brown said...

An ending? I do wonder, could this be the beginning of something...hmmm...

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

You old soul devourer you! Good post. Methinks there is much more to this tale.

Susan Oloier said...

This is so not good, Angela. How can you leave us hanging like this? Normally, I'm behind and can move on to the next letter right away. Looking forward to "U" tomorrow.

Angela Brown said...

Oh, Wendy. I do believe you are right. There is more to come, even after the letters end.

Angela Brown said...

I'm working on my cliff hangers. Hoping I'm doing them right.

Peggy Eddleman said...

This is so creepy! I love it!

Angela Brown said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Peggy :-)

J.C. Martin said...

I love the opener! And this dude sounds mean...

J.C. Martin
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