Harpies 3: Darkness

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The ninja released me from his cold stare. He took his position silently guarding the base of the tree I had to climb. As quietly as I could, I rose even higher above the cliff. The man below me disappeared in the growing darkness.

I slipped the camera into the weatherproof housing, turning it on and testing the motion sensor with my hand held receiver. Satisfied, I began to shimmy back down. I hoped it was focused. In the dark, there was nothing to test it.

On the ground, I could barely make out my hand in front of my face, the night had grown cloudy. A low rumble signaled a coming storm. A harpie stirred in her sleep, giving a muffled screech that froze my blood. This was the first time I had wanted to run.

I heard nothing but my heartbeat in my ears for three beats before I moved. A shadow became solid as the dark little man brushed my shoulder and pulled me toward the next camera location.

I stumbled beside him, his strong arm grabbing my bicep before I fell. We both froze, listening intently.

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Comments (3 so far!)

  1. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    Eh, not too much going on here, but it’s been a long day.

  2. Avatar Robert Quick

    Are you kidding me? Ninjas AND harpies? How can you say not much going on here? I think you underestimate how much power a ninja wields. Plus the danger of falling or becoming a harpy snack (HARPY SNAX, for a limited time only—-give your tongue the gift of flight). I think you’re too hard on yourself but as you said, it’s been a long day.

    I thought it was fun.

  3. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    So, just how observant are these harpies? Methinks your MC failed her Stealth check. :)

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