Once upon a time, I was a creative writing major in college. Plagued with writer's block and the fear of not having a guaranteed steady income, I now study forensic psychology for criminal analytics and write in my limited spare time!
Protectors of the Forest
As the moonlight brightened, Daphne could feel the energy in the branches begin to change. Her deep roots and vibrant petals began their extraordinary shift from that of a clinging rose vine around an ageless oak tree to her human form of an Earth nymph. One of many daughters of the great Goddess Gaea, Daphne was a guardian of her land. Her roots twisting into the soil became her toes buried instead, and the budding flowers across her vines soon morphed to create her true form.
Family is First
The sound of Charlie barking cut through her sleep, rousing Evelyn instantly. Her eyes shot open to be greeted with complete darkness in her empty bedroom. Charlie’s bark was incessant, she knew instantly that it wasn’t a cat or possum that she was warding off. The time read 3:14 am on her phone as she accessed her security cameras. Her heart sank as she realized that the backyard camera had been compromised! The footage from her backyard cameras shows a figure in a grey hoodie and ripped faded jeans approaching the lens before the camera was moved to face the fence on the far side.