He had barely finished when there was loud clap of thunder. Naomi picked up the bag and ran outside, followed by the others. When they looked to the west they saw a small dark cloud. There was lightening flashing around the edges and a funnel shape starting to twist its way to the ground as it rapidly approached the barn.
“Grandma, I’ve never seen a cloud like that.” Rebecca said.
“That’s no cloud,” Naomi quietly replied. “That’s a fury!”
The wind had started to blow quite strongly as the twister had had reached the ground. Tree branches and other debris were swirling around the cloud. Naomi started barking orders.
“Rebecca, get in the basement. Lancelot, can you stop that thing?”
“We can try, M’lady.”
“Pip . . . Oh, Pip, where have you gone?”
Rebecca went to the basement as directed, but she found a chair to stand on so she could see out the small window. She could see her grandmother chasing the livestock out of the barn, in case the barn fell she assumed. She looked at the cloud. She was somewhat surprised to see what looked like flying horses. There were five of them. They had long wings and were struggling to fly closer to the cloud. Atop each one was what she assumed were Lancelot and his crew, each armed with a bow.
Two months ago this would have been quite shocking. However, in the last few weeks she had learned that her grandmother was sharing her body with a real dragon, met a gnome, fairies, a water spirit, a couple of elves and a gremlin. How shocking is a flying horse? So, she watched the flying archers and said to herself, “How cool is that?”
The mounted archers flew closer and closer to the cloud. Then they started shooting arrows into it. Rebecca wondered what they were shooting at. Then she saw it. A dark hand shape reached out and tried to grasp one of the fliers. The archer shot it at point blank range. The arrow stuck and the hand jerked back. Arrows kept flying. After a time, a large dark human shape tumbled out of the cloud and plunged toward the ground; the archers in close pursuit. “That must be the fury” Rebecca thought.
The wind started to die down almost immediately. By the time the fury hit the ground the cloud was all but gone and Rebecca was out the front door at a full run. She wanted to see the fury up close. As she rounded the corner of the barn, Naomi caught her in her arms.
“Not so fast.”
About the Book
Author: Gary Green
Genre: YA Fantasy
Rebecca’s Initiation is a fast paced fantasy adventure about a young girl who loses her mother in a car accident and has to go live with her grandmother. Her grandmother, Naomi, is an extraordinary woman who lets Rebecca in on her secret and initiates her into a world of magic populated with fairies, gnomes, elves and a dragon. Rebecca soon learns that her mother’s death was not an accident and that she was the intended victim. An ancient god has marked her for death and without the help of her new magical friends she is doomed. She has to learn how to defend herself—and learn fast. Rebecca’s Initiation will keep you guessing from beginning to end.
It has been a long journey from depressed, lonely and alcoholic farm-boy to internationally known, award winning author. Using insight he gained from his own struggle he helped hundreds of individuals move from misery to joy during the many years he worked in the human services field. During his journey he also taught many other care-givers how to improve their ability to help others.
During this time he became a practiced listener and a good story teller.
Now he divides his time between his small farm and writing inspiring and educational books.
His writings have helped many learn the skills needed to:
- Reduce feelings of worthlessness and isolation
- Increase feelings of happiness
- Conquer addictions
- Reach new levels of spiritual understanding
- Improve relationships
- Find hope
He has long lived by the motto “Inspire Joyful Sanity”. So, what the heck does that mean? Well, the inspire part is obvious. His definition of sanity is to understand and accept the universe and the rules that make it work. The joyful part refers to the idea that joy is the default state of the human mind. The idea is that as you understand and accept the rules of the universe you remove the barriers to being in a joyful state. His goal is to inspire joyful sanity in himself and others.
His first books were inspirational self-help. However, all his life he has been a fan of sci-fi and fantasy. Rebecca’s Initiation is his first attempt at writing fiction and the first of a planned series called Redemption.
my website: https://authorgarygreen.wordpress.com/