Finding Wonder Chapter Nine

Chapter Nine In which Emma meets the Shimshake.   Emma groaned as the sun beat down on her, her own sweat dripping off her brow before sizzling to nothing. These mountains should have been freezing. Or that should have been the case with all of this snow swirling around her feet. But no. It was … Continue reading Finding Wonder Chapter Nine

Finding Wonder Chapter Eight

Chapter Eight In which Emma prepares for a journey. Emma snuggled against her pillow, the soft feathers brushing up against her nose – Wait. . . When did her pillow have feathers? She knew she had one of those furry pillows back home in the city – the neon pink one she always propped up … Continue reading Finding Wonder Chapter Eight

Finding Wonder, Chapter Six

Chapter Six In which Emma is saved. “And what are you doing in my forest, little one?” The teeth grinned. Emma squeaked, crawling back on her hands and butt. What even was this place? “This place-” the teeth grinned wider “-is where you’ll meet your end.” The smile opened wide, revealing a large, saliva-filled mouth. … Continue reading Finding Wonder, Chapter Six

Finding Wonder Chapter Four

Chapter Four In which Emma leaves home.     “So. . .” Adelle carefully placed a hot bowl of heat up raviolis – her own microwave specialty – in front of Emma. “Besides the animals in the woods-“ “I know what I saw.” Emma snatched up a fork and jabbed into one of the pasta … Continue reading Finding Wonder Chapter Four

Finding Wonder Chapter Three

Chapter Three In which Emma takes a stroll and her trust is broken.     It was too early in the morning to be up. Or at least that’s what Emma thought as she sat on the porch, eating her so-called breakfast, with Adelle raddling on about her plans for the house that day. “I … Continue reading Finding Wonder Chapter Three

Finding Wonder Chapter Two

Chapter Two In which Emma has a nighttime visitor.     It shouldn’t have been surprising as to how drafty the old place had become over time. But Emma, shivering under her covers, was more than annoyed when the night air drifted in from all around her. Adelle could have at least warned her. Just … Continue reading Finding Wonder Chapter Two