Wednesday, 5 April 2017

#MidWeekTease WIP Ethereal part 2

Happy Hump Day. I'm in the process of finishing the first draft of the follow up to Ethereal Protector. In that book, we met Summer and her foremother, Mary Parker, a witch in Salem. The boy who fell in love with her, Geoffrey, has returned as a ghost. Summer's roommate, Paige, is now having historic flashbacks of her own. Here's a peek.

“Jane! What are you doing?”
Another slave, much older, looked from the ankh to Paige and back.
“For packing!” Paige insisted. “To repel moths and keep smells away.” She tucked the ankh under the hem of her skirt and wrapped the leaves and flowers in a scrap of cloth. “See?”
“I see very well, Jane. You should know better. This sort of thing will get you hanged.”
“I…I’ll get rid of it.” She everything into her pockets. “Tomorrow.”
“Good.”
She knew just the place.

Paige bolted up. That grove was familiar. Very familiar. The trees were larger now, but she knew where Jane had buried her talisman, right here in Salem.
Geoffrey stood at the foot of her bed, not quite opaque.
“What are you doing?” she asked, glancing at the clock. Seven. Only early because she wasn’t doing anything today.
The ghost shrugged. “Nothing. Now that Mary-Summer is gone, I don’t have anything to do.”
He had gotten better at calling Summer by the name of her current incarnation, but he still slipped up now and then.
“So…you’re watching me sleep?”
“Only a little. Hoping you would wake up. I still don’t have anything to do, but I can watch you do things.”
Paige’s jaw went slack. Finaly she picked it up. “Man, being a ghost sucks.”
“Undeniably and indescribably.”

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8 comments:

  1. I'm sure there are advantages to being a ghost, but many more disadvantages. Nice tease!

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  2. Yeah, that would suck. Great tease, Angelica. :)

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  3. Lol, I can just imagine it would suck, big time. Fab tease!

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  4. Bwahaha! I can only imagine how much being a ghost sucks!! :) Great tease !!

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  5. lol, since he seems so bored, can't he do things to her at night? Surely there must be a way...

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  6. LOL Well, that's going to be a problem. Great tease.

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  7. Stalkage much? Casper the friendly ghost! LOL! Great tease!

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