Eleventh entry for the #8sunday Weekend Writing Warriors blog hop –
A woman with all the characteristics of a typical Elf, slight ethereal glow, doe-like eyes, and slightly pointed ears, brushed her hand against my arm. Baring my teeth slightly, I allowed her to catch the faintest glimpse of the tiger within. Her emerald green eyes widened and I could smell her fear spike sharply before she whirled away, vanishing back into the crowd. Other Therians watched her leave then cast searching gazes toward me until I glared, forcing those who considered interfering to back down for fear of a confrontation that would injure innocents. But, there were at least six Therians who merely hid their smiles of approval from the Elves surrounding them. I’d spent the last four months scaring Elf maidens as a part of my cover, a Therian who wasn’t quite content with the Therian Way, hoping to be approached by the Fringe recruiter. So far the distasteful action had yet to gain me what I wanted, the recruiter. It was not in keeping with the Therian Way to be cruel to those who were weaker than oneself…I should have been protecting them instead.
The above is an excerpt from my WIP novella, Tiger’s Paw, the prequel to The Therian Way, my urban fantasy series. This entry is a direct continuation from last week’s, which you can read here.
Tiger’s Paw excerpt (c) Kimberly A. Rogers andblog.