Hello! It`s time for Tuesday Tales again. This week I`ll be sharing another excerpt from my 2013 NaNoWriMo novel, Laco Law – The Gnarled Oak. Laco Law is an M/M historical western romance, set in the fictional county of Laco, Texas in 1867. In today`s snippet, Clayton is suffering from a fevered dream brought on by the bullet wound we witnessed last week.
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The Gnarled Oak
I drifted through hazy dreams of fevered imagery. The snow flew upward as my hooves beat the wintry ground. It coated my stomach with icy particles. My legs, long and strong, pushed me through the drifts. Steam bellowed out of my nostrils. My heart beat strongly - powerfully. No cramps or spasms attacked my muscles. My hair and mane was as white as the snow I ran through. Voices sang all around me.
Many were about Coyote, a woman, and a monster. I ran with a demon at my side. He spoke to me in my own language for a time and then would revert to his gibberish. He was a scarlet cloud. We found Coyote, and we traveled with him. I grew thirsty. The red sky made rain that coated my face and throat. I asked for my sister, but the red sky made thunder instead of words. I asked for my nephew, but the red sky turned back to white and I heard nothing more from him or Coyote.
Copyright ©by V.L. Locey
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