White Witch Pond
Star Magnolia Publishing
©2010 Jody Kihara
This book is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to actual places, events, or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. The Author holds exclusive rights to this work. Unauthorized reproduction or distribution of the book or any part of it, in any format (including print, electronic, and audio) is prohibited without prior written permission from the author. (9)
“Hurry up, Dev, it’s getting dark. We have to get home.”
Quickening her pace, Shaya glanced over her shoulder to see her brother falling even further behind. Dev was carrying a long stick and sweeping it back and forth as if it were a metal detector. Just to annoy her, no doubt.
A clammy wind blew, making Shaya shiver through her coat. She crossed her arms tightly around her and looked up at the sky. Different shades of gray were crawling towards each other. The darker patches looked ominous.
It was October, and the days were short. The light was already fading by the time school let out — only a quarter to four, and already the edges of the park were blurring away into a fuzzy half-light, as if a paintbrush with too much water had drawn their outlines. The air had a sharp, biting feel to it, making Shaya shove her hands in her pockets and bounce up and down on her heels.