Monday, April 16, 2012 | By: Angela Brown

Letter "N" - Nevermore

I wanted to hate her for the lies.  But I couldn't.  I was no better.  At least she was helping souls. I breathed the tormented things into me, bled them out on Nevermore then handed the pages over to Drakar.

I was hateworthy!

And I was so tired of everything being all about me.  That's what got me here in the first place.  Me and my ego. I'd had twenty four whole hours to enjoy my new ranking at the seminary when, of all things, a drunk driver hopped the curb and ended my life.  How freak-accident is that?  Having made a deal with the devil, I suppose it was my just desserts.

Nevermore sat on my bedside table, untouched since the day I walked away from Abby.
Nevermore, my link to Hell.  Not a day passed by without it in my hands at some point.
Nevermore, my short leash to Drakar, a choking reminder of being a Harvestor.  He would reach out again.  The excuse of something ill plaguing my human form wouldn't work much longer.

I slipped from bed, showered and dressed, then headed toward the door to find Abby.  It was time I found out what I could be without Nevermore.*******

Looks like Basil has chosen love.  Stay tuned for what may come.  The suspense is thrilling me :-)

32 comments:

Tyrean Martinson said...

Love this story, Angela! I've been keeping up with your daily installments, and each one just keeps me intrigued. Your writing is beautiful!

Angela Brown said...

Thanks, Tyrean. I've really enjoyed this A to Z challenge. Doing this blog opera has been wonderful.

Angela Cothran said...

Love the very first line. Riveting!!!

Angela Brown said...

Thanks, Angela. Glad you enjoyed it :-)

Raelyn Barclay said...

Fabulous addition Angela :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Maybe she can save him?

Angela Brown said...

Thank you, Raelyn.

Angela Brown said...

Maybe they can save each other...we'll see what the letters reveal.

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

ooh! the suspense is thrilling me too! :)

Lady Gwen said...

Your scenes are always so emotional and leave me wanting to read more! It's thrilling me, too:)

Kelley Lynn said...

Love that line. The suspense is 'thrilling' me! I agree :)

jennykellerford said...

Oh, very suspenseful! I just hopped over from the A-Z challenge, and found your blog. Now I have to go back and start reading this little tidbit from the beginning! :)

Clarissa Draper said...

The suspense is thrilling me too.

Angela Brown said...

And the sad or good part is that I still haven't finished the letters so I can't even pretend to know how things will go :-)

Angela Brown said...

Thank you, Lady Gwen. This daily blog opera has been rewarding, sharing this with all of you, my wonderful peeps :-)

Angela Brown said...

Thanks, Kelley. So much to wonder about.

Angela Brown said...

Glad you came by. Hope you enjoy the other posts as well. Thank you so much :-)

Angela Brown said...

Loving it :-)

Olga said...

Suspense brings spice into our lives :)

Angela Brown said...

Ooooh...flavor in the thrill. I like :-)

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Love!! But I knew I would love anything you wrote. :)

Patricia Stoltey said...

I keep thinking of your A to Z posts as a kind of NaNoWriMo in April, where you craft a certain number of words per day and end the month with half a novel. It's a great idea.

Leslie Rose said...

Oh all these threads tangling up. So intriguing.

J.C. Martin said...

Ooh, what is a Nevermore? It sounds like some sort of object. An amulet, maybe, but I can't help thinking it's in the shape of a raven, thanks to Poe's poem! :)

J.C. Martin
A to Z Blogger

Talli Roland said...

The suspense is killing ME! Love the word 'hateworthy'.

Shelley Munro said...

The suspense is thrilling me too.

Angela Brown said...

Awww...Thanks Susan :-)

*blushing*

Angela Brown said...

Thanks, Patricia. You know, that is a very good idea. I may do something like that for next year should I participate in A to Z again...which is looking very promising since I'm having a wonderful time with it.

Angela Brown said...

So glad you're enjoying the daily drama :-)

Angela Brown said...

Nevermore is Basil's soul collecting journal. Using a special pen, he's able to poor the souls he collected the night before into the journal and gives the pages to Drakar, who then devours them.

Angela Brown said...

Glad you enjoyed it. That is a very strong word, hateworthy.

Angela Brown said...

The letters will tell what will happen. I guess I better get a move on finishing them lol!!!

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