Broommates – Episode 18
Author: Valerie Valdes
Title: Not Gold
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Kitty stood just inside the threshold of Parker’s room, encased in a silvery mist that whorled and flickered like flames. Her hair writhed as if each grouping of color had become a separate snake. Parker threw up one shield after another, and Kitty promptly tore each apart like it was made of wet paper instead of ley line-enhanced magic.
“What’s gotten into you?” he shouted, sweat beading on his forehead. Behind him, Lisa huddled on the bed, screaming and trying to press herself into the wall.
Whatever Kitty said in response was unintelligible, but at last, in desperation, Parker threw himself on top of Lisa’s trembling form to shield her from Kitty’s attack. An invisible force gripped him around the waist and wrenched him away, tossing him against the closet door.
The same force lifted Lisa from the bed and proceeded to choke the life out of her.