WitD – Warden

Previous scene: Elisha is taken to her new home. 12 · Warden No spoken words. Only silence and a quiet thought telling Elisha that she needed to breathe. So this is it. This is home. The hallways radiated a hum, feeling empty. What kind of home could she make for herself here? What was to be expected of her? The two …

WitD – Home

Previous scene: Elisha learns that the old man was involved in Martha’s disappearance. Previous POV scene: Elisha leaves her current life and joins the strange woman. 11 · Home Elisha had been blindfolded for an unknown amount of time. A myriad of unorganized thoughts ran through her mind as she felt the rumbling motion of the vehicle beneath her seat. …

WitD – Sun Tea

Previous scene: Elisha is given the opportunity to find her sister. Previous POV scene: Elisha falls into the clutches of her intended target. 10 · Sun Tea The air had a small bite to it. A coolness seeped in and penetrated Elisha’s damp clothes.  A gift from the recent rain. After so many events, one would think Elisha would be …

WitD – Birds

Previous scene: Elisha receives a mysterious letter. 9 · Birds It had been a long time since Elisha ran so hard. The wind whipped her hair across her face as she raced down the gravel driveway in record time. If Martha were there, the competition would have been fierce. They would have both ran as if their lives depended on it, …

WitD – Talk

Previous scene: Elisha falls into the clutches of her intended target. 8 · Talk “Don’t forget to turn in your essays before you leave today. Any excuses, or reasons masked as such, I will not hesitate to give you an ‘F.’” The room was filled with sounds of shuffling papers and kids riffling through backpacks. “And ask you to turn it in …

WitD – Favor

Previous scene: Elisha discovers the shack only to come under some sort of attack. 7 · Favor It was dark. The air was damp, though Elisha couldn’t say it was wet. Some facts immediately sprang to mind. Elisha remembered it had rained recently, but it didn’t seem to be doing so anymore. She was laying belly-down on the ground.  She tried to …

WitD – Burros

Previous scene: Elisha scouts her next job from Pisgah Crater. 6 · Burros Elisha grew frustrated with herself. What was wrong with her? It was the little things that she seemed to be missing. Not bringing food to eat that afternoon, forgetting her gloves in the hotel room, and having only one idea on how she was going to approach a tiny shack …

WitD – Rocks

Previous scene: Martha finds herself confronted by a mysterious couple. Previous POV scene: Elisha speaks to her handler. 5 · Rocks Before exiting I-40, Elisha looked to her right. There it was. A mass of black rock sitting above a patchwork of green bushes and desert sand. Mounds of cinder surrounded the long-dead volcano like a procession of worshippers, eventually bleeding into …

WitD – Weather

Previous scene: Elisha is told about her next job. Previous POV scene: Martha and Elisha are naming fish when the white cloud comes rolling over the Eastern mountains. 4 · Weather A light breeze began to stir as Martha trailed her sister. Elisha looked back every few seconds before throwing open the front door and barreling into the house. Martha nearly tripped …

WitD – Paris

Previous scene: Elisha enjoys a drink after a “triggering event.” 3 · Paris Light streamed through the motel room window, admitted through a gap in the mauve curtains. It was fine. Elisha couldn’t sleep anyhow. She lie in bed watching shadows dance across the popcorn ceiling. Moths fluttered around the faux nineteenth-century street lantern standing just outside. The lamp illuminated a private …