Friday, July 20, 2012

Bite of Story Thursday

Night Children: Dark Birth

Chapter Seven: A New Beginning

Annabelle began to stir.  Her memories were spotty, but she remembered a horrible nightmare. 
Her body no longer hurt.  The terrible agonizing pain had vanished, and her left arm felt whole again.  She felt hungry, but she counted her blessings that she was alive.  The world could be quieter, however.  It sounded noisier than London at noontime.
Her heart sank when she opened her eyes.  Annabelle wished it was all a nightmare.  If only she could wake and find Mother smiling down on her.
Instead, she saw the cabin and her dress drenched in blood.  The nightmare was real, and there would be no waking from it.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Who's Who in the Annabelle Universe? Henry Dunston


No picture at this time. Hopefully that will change someday.

Physical characteristics:
Henry has brown hair and is in excellent shape due to the constant chores he must do on his father's farm. Like his younger siblings, Thomas and Polly, Henry wears worn hand me downs because his family has just enough to survive the harsh living conditions of Colonial America.

Pessimistic, kind off mature for his age because his father is always gone from the house to other colonies for his trading business. Henry has had to take charge. He doesn’t approve of his friend Roland Foresight's recklessness. Very cautious of the vampires living near the town. Doesn’t trust them completely.

Henry has the normal abilities of a child and later, a full grown man.

Known History:
Henry grew up in Jorgantown, Massachusetts. He has two younger siblings, Thomas and Polly. As a child, he spent most his time with his chores. In his era (the late 1600's to early 1700's) children did not attend school. Instead they were apprentices to their parents. For Henry that meant helping with the livestock and the crops. He would also travel to town for errands.

After two children from London England moved to town things became very stressful for Henry. He became fast friends with Roland and Annabelle Foresight but only knew them for a day before they were lost in the woods. Shortly afterward they reappeared at the Dunston's home and announced they were now vampires.

Henry was no fool. He knew vampires to be dangerous creatures. He could never truly trust them. After Annabelle and Roland introduced him to their adoptive vampire mother, Eliza Pratchet didn’t help his fears when the vampire Fenroth captured him. Even though Annabelle and Roland helped Henry's brother to rescue him from Fenroth, Henry couldn’t help but wonder if knowing Annabelle and Roland made his family targets.

There is much more to say on Henry but it would include spoilers for NIGHT CHILDREN: DARK BIRTH.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Going to California

On Sunday the 15th we're leaving for California. I've been excited for this trip for a long time! My parents live in Fresno and I have a brother in Sacramento and a sister in Santa Cruz. My other brother lives in Fortuna.

I live in Utah so you can imagine how hard it is for me to visit family. We're going to go to Yosemite, the beach and boardwalk, the Monterrey Bay Aquarium, and even do some shopping. I can't wait for this vacation!

We'll be gone for a week so I'll see you all when I get back. I'll post some pics when I get back.