20th February 9:30am Session 5 Blog Challenge

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Chapter 1

“I’ll be having that,” he said, grabbing Joseph’s parcel. There was a pause. “Plus any cash you have!” Joseph ducked down, stamped on the man’s boot and ran up the alley, ducking down a siding. But the end was blocked by a tall, brick wall!
The man’s shadow cast down the siding towards Joseph. It seemed to stretch out and hold him in its invisible, ebony arms. Joseph gasped. He could see the man’s eyes glittering with greed as he shuffled forwards, towards Joseph. Then he noticed a small doorway tucked behind a pile of rubbish and, a moment later, he was inside.

Chapter 2

Outside, a jagged claw of lightning crackled across the sky and thunder growled overhead. Inside, Jo staggered through the abandoned building, searching desperately for somewhere to hide. Old timbers leaned at crazy angles, rusted crates piled high and discarded machinery piled lay scattered. To his horror, he could just make out that there was no way out. He was trapped.

Behind him, the strange man stood illuminated in the doorway, a knife glinting in his hand. Jo gasped…

… but at that moment, something growled, deeper than thunder. Out of the darkness, not one but two pairs of orange eyes appeared, a flash of grey and the whitest of teeth. Whatever it was, burst past Jo and stood between him and the man.

It was huge. Huge and grey. Jo realised that he was standing beside a massive wolf. It threw back its shaggy head and howled. In that moment, the man had fled. Jo stood rooted to the spot, paralysed by fear.

The wolf turned and knelt down in front of Jo, resting her head on the ground. He could see that she was wounded. A gash of red ran across her side. He had never been so close to such a huge creature before. He could smell an earthy, musty scent and watched as her pelt of grey fur ripple across her back.

They stared intently at each other and Jo felt that she was sizing him up, seeing deeper and deeper into his very being. But, his fear began to fade and he held out his hand. She leaned her head forwards and sniffed. Then she licked his skin with her rough, pink tongue. Her eyes sizzled as if heated by fire. He could see kindness but also a well of sadness.

It was then that she spoke. A low, gravelly voice that seemed to spring from the ground itself. It was a voice of rock and wind and mud. “I need your help now,” she slowly said. “We must find the gateway.”

Jo stared back, his head nodding as if he understood. He knew in that moment that he would do anything to protect this huge, beautiful creature. Anything. “They will be back,” said the wolf, “so I must hide.”

Twenty minutes later, Jo and the wolf had slunk through the streets, down to the old warehouse by Stroudwater canal. No one ever dared to venture there. Rumour had it that the ghosts of navvies haunted the building but that last summer Jo had made an entry. He often sat inside watching kingfishers flash across the water’s edge. The wolf curled up in a dark corner and slept. Jo kept watch.

© Pie Corbett  2023


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