Six Sentence Sunday — "Willow"
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This teaser comes from a short story I wrote during NaNo for the “Succubus Wiki”. The Wiki will be an anthology of short stories featuring a variety of succubi from all different worlds and genres. Kind of an erotic sampler. This six is from the last (yay!) tale I wrote to complete the first draft. It’s also one of my favorites of the bunch.
Willow’s story is set in Greek Mythology, a sort of tongue-in-cheek tale of a succubus who’s been sentenced to Purgatory for whatever spurious offense she committed against a God or Goddess.
Once a year, the residents participate in a lottery to see who will duel for their freedom. The winner is set free and the loser is shipped off to Hades.
In this six, Willow is learning more about her opponent in the battle, Helveticus. Don’t laugh at his name. I stared at a blank Word document for quite a while before this idea came to me. Helveticus speaks first:
“Mars is my father.”
“Oh, you’re Italian? That explains the Latin on your walls, I guess.”
He moves closer still. “Lilith is my mother.”
My smile withers.
Uh-oh! Why is Willow worried? What does being the son of Mars and Lilith imply?
If you enjoyed this tantalizing little nibble, check out the host site, Six Sentence Sunday, for links to more tantalizing snippets from some very talented writers.
AND…if you want to learn more about The Succubus Wiki, please check out Sandra Bunino’s All Things Girl tomorrow as I guest blog for her sexy, sassy series.