Friday, August 17, 2012

M L Gammella Week 8: Candle in the Wind

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Title: Candle in the Wind

Author's Note: This is an snippet from my current WIP, tentatively called 'Guardians'

Alana stared at the flame from the candle in front of her as she thought, the papers on the table forgotten. She and David had learned so much over the past few weeks, it was mindboggling.

Was she really the last Creator? Did she really have the power of life within her? Was there really a group or entity out to stop her? To finish off her family line completely? It seemed so completely unbelievable, like something she’d read in a fantasy novel. This certainly coudn’t be her life.

Yet, something about it felt right, like she was finally discovering who she was at long last. It certainly made all the things that had been happening to her make sense. A part of her was greatly relieved that perhaps she wasn’t going crazy at all but all the voices and visions were a part of her coming into her legacy.

Which brought her to her present situation. A vicious storm had blown through the area and knocked out the power to the city ... except it seemed to be a very localized storm. Very. The neighboring towns didn’t seem to be affected. Perhaps it was the city’s proximity to the ocean, but Alana didn’t think so. There was something unnatural about the storm. Sure the meterologists didn’t say that, but they didn’t have to. People within the city, who had been here the longest, they knew. There was something strange afoot.

However, Alana wasn’t going to allow a mere power outage to keep her from the truth. The Destroyers were going to try a little harder to keep her back. They were out to get her, eh? She would make sure she was the one walking away.


M L Gammella lives in Ohio with her husband and their three pets. She is currently working on her first novel, a paranormal suspense based in Maine. Please follow her at @MLGammella and visit her website at Onward to the Written Word.



  1. Great tease! I want to know more about Creators and Destroyers now! :D

    1. Thanks! Check out the snippets on my blog from #SixSentenceSunday for more too! :P

  2. Intriguing... is this from a book you're writing? I hope you'll be feeding us more pieces of this!


    1. Hi Sarah,

      Yes, this is from the book I'm currently working on. Parts of it have been in the flash fiction contests in the past year and in my #SixSentence submissions. Check out my blog if you want to see more. :)

  3. Thank you... because after seeing the title I had Elton John stuck in my head. Your piece drove it right out! If this is any indication you're going to have one hell of a book when you're done.