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Broommates – Episode 12

July 16, 2010

Author: Valerie Valdes
Title: The Future’s So Bright
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Rating: PG
Frequency: Weekly

Booker huffed and puffed into Miranda’s room to see Beatrice kneeling on the floor, facing the closet.

“Did you find the rue?” he asked.

“Yes,” she answered, so softly he barely heard it.

“Where is it?”

“Closet.” Almost a whisper. “Careful.”

No, he thought. Please, no. He edged around her, staring at her head. The sight of her face in profile was a fist to his stomach.

Her eyes were gray, featureless orbs like a statue’s, her face streaked with the same gray and already ashen. His breath caught in his throat and he held it, not daring to look around for fear of making eye contact with the creature whose glance could turn a person to stone. But how else was he going to get the rue to cure Miranda, and now Beatrice?

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