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Niberia - Something's Lurking in the Water

Niberia - Something's Lurking in the Water

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This is a scene taken from my book, Niberia. It's the first book in the trilogy.
To read more visit my website: www.MichelleAnnHollstein.com
This is a scene taken from my book, Niberia. It's the first book in the trilogy.
To read more visit my website: www.MichelleAnnHollstein.com

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Published by: Michelle Ann Hollstein on Apr 04, 2009
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I sat down at the edge of the murky water and stared in. Thewaterwas a deep dark green in color. I studied the water in the pool butcouldn’t tell if it was shallow or deep. It was so thick with algae thatthere was no way of telling. I kneeled over the edge and dipped afingerin. Surprisingly, the water was ice-cold. I flicked the water and watchedit ripple under the light of the torches.“Mommy?” I heard a voice whispering from the water. I leanedoverto get a better look at the dark green water. I knew that I had to behearing things. A voice couldn’t be coming from the water.“Over here,” I heard the voice whisper, “in here.”I looked intently at the dark green water. As the ripples on thewater’ssurface subsided, Enlil’s reflection appeared. I turned to look behindme;Enlil wasn’t there. No one was there. I looked for John. He was on theother side of the pool still searching for a way out.“John, come here,” I called out to him. I could see him on theotherside of the pool pressing his hands against the wall.“What? Have you found a way out?” John said, not turningaround.“No, John, come here, fast!” I said urgently not wanting to takemyeyes off the water. I was afraid Enlil’s reflection would disappear.“Rachel, get away from the water! We don’t know what could beliving in there!” he sounded panicked.“John, it’s Enlil!” I pointed to the water. “It’s his reflection!” I saidasheld my hand out over the water. “He’s in the water!” I leaned overthe water again to get a better look at his face.I pointed at the water and looked up at John. “It’s him.”“Rachel, it can’t be,” John said, walking around the water’s edge.“What the – ” I screamed as Enlil’s reflection became distorted.Something from deep within the water grabbed my hand andpulledme into the water at that very second. I could feel the slimy cold handgripping my wrist tightly. I plunged into the water headfirst. I tried toscream. My mouth was filled with water. I kicked my feet rapidly to tryto slow myself down. I felt my body going into shock from the icy coldchill of the water. The more I struggled, the tighter the grip becamearound my wrist.I was being pulled, down and down, deeper and deeper into thewater. I could no longer see the light of the torches through the water’s

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