The Cave Mistress posted a new photo prompt. You can check out the rules of the game here. Come on, the cave is quite safe – join in. My story begins after the photo.
The green crept closer and crept again. It towered above the hut surrounding it from all angles. The sound of the water grew to fever pitch and intruded into Andrea’s deep slumber. She sat bolt upright gasping for breath; shivering as the breeze chilled her sweat-soaked shirt and hair.
J’Sharn’s force field kept everything out except wind and light, but right now, Andrea wished it also blocked the breeze. Still, when the sun reached full strength in a few hours, she knew she’d be grateful for the breeze.
The nightmare came rushing back and she started shivering again. The last thing she remembered about their old hut were the four Super Cobra attack helicopters heading down the river towards her before Simon yelled for her to run and J’Sharn’s circle of light expanded and caught her mid jump as their hut exploded behind her.
Simon hadn’t been seen in months and she missed him desperately. J’Sharn disappeared during the night and she was alone. ‘Please come back, J’Sharn, I need you.’
Suddenly the familiar soft tinkle of bells echoed in the cave. No J’Sharn appeared, but it was enough to calm her, and she knew he’d be back.
Author’s Note: Some readers have requested links to the other episodes of J’Sharn’s World, so without further ado, they’re listed below. These are really only rough drafts, so they may not necessarily be in their final order.
Mint Juleps and Little Green Men – J’Sharn’s World – Part 1
Seventieth Generation – J’Sharn’s World – Part 2
Target – J’Sharn’s World – Part 3
The Aftermath – J’Sharn’s World – Part 4
The Nightmare Continues – J’Sharn’s World – Part 5
Rescue Package – J’Sharn’s World – Part 6
Training for Freedom – J’Sharn’s World Part 7
Pillar to Post – J’Sharn’s World Part 8
The Calm Before the Storm – J’Sharn’s World – Part 9
The Key – J’Sharn’s World Part 10
Globe Trouble – J’Sharn’s World Part 11
Betwix and Between – J’Sharn’s World Part 12
Faith – J’Sharn’s World Part 13
Refuge – J’Sharn’s World – Part 14
Off the Grid – J’Sharn’s World Part 15
The Reality of Fear – J’Sharn’s World Episode 16
Secrets – J’Sharn’s World – Episode 17
Bunker – J’Sharn’s World – Episode 18
By the Light of the Silvery Moon – J’Sharn’s World – Episode 19