Author: Jason Arnett
Title: Reader (part 7 of 7)
Frequency: every Wednesday
The monstrous claw snapped at empty air. A booming roar followed them as they shot upward.
“Hang on,” Marion said. “This is the complicated part.”
Ray looked up and saw the stone ceiling. “Too fast! We’re going too fast!”
“Quiet,” Frank said putting his hand on Ray’s shoulder. “Trust her.” He held his breath.
A tingling feeling swept over Ray and he nearly collapsed from fright as the globe passed harmlessly through the top of the tower into a clear night sky. Brad, Hodgkins and Frank all exhaled together. Marion was still concentrating, guiding the globe as it navigated the wind currents.
Ray laughed and looked down. “I don’t believe it,” he said.
Below stretched a forest that surrounded the castle, which was a sprawling complex of buildings and fortifications that must have been the size of ten square city-blocks. He recognized the little part of the castle that he’d entered a lifetime ago, when his wife had sent him in search of his dead grandparents. The rest of the buildings were too much to take in. He sat down, crossed his legs and covered his head with his hands.