Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Soothsayer Ch. 8, Pt. 2

Notes: So, not a super long one today. My parents are in town, the wedding is nigh, there are many preparations and not a lot of time, but I think it's still an interesting addition. Plus there's a song link! It's an Icelandic lullaby that I reference down below. It's beautiful, but kind of haunting. Anyway. Story for you. Happy Tuesday, darlins!

Title: Soothsayer, Chapter 8, Part 2.

(The link to the lullaby)

“Brute nature has been known to yield to the influence of love.” – Mahatma Gandhi

The smart thing to do would have been to keep going, in line with my original plan. After what happened with the cop though, my eyes burned like my body was trying to cry and my magic just wouldn’t let it. The guilt didn’t abate after two hours, and I wasn’t about to hand the keys over to Sören again, so I pulled off the highway at the next hole-in-the-wall motel I saw.

“Why are we stopping?”

I didn’t say anything, just got out of the car and slammed the door shut. I wasn’t in the mood to talk to that fucking dick right now. I headed into the tiny front office, where a boy who couldn’t be more than eighteen looked up from his video game a little incredulously. “Seriously?”


  1. Wow. Short but heavy.

    I wish I had something more insightful to say about this part but after the week I have had I am at a loss... Good work!

    Good luck this weekend! I imagine that every single detail and all the months of planning will come together to form a beautiful wedding for your sister. Schedule the entire next day for sleeping...

    1. Thanks for reading, hon, I know this one was a little rough. I'm going for poignant, we'll see. The next one should be lighter.

      The entire next day was sleeping and eating. And spending 2 hours in a warm bath. Good times:)