Friday, November 20, 2015

A Brush with Bushsh - Chapter 5: The Monster Seeks them Out

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And most importantly, she was scared. She could sense that her children were scared too. She
Illustration by 13-year-old Rithika Murugan
wanted to leave before either of them came to harm.

But she could not. Not without Udit.

The bat blocking that entrance seemed significant. Even injured, it looked scary, and add to that the monsters staring at her. She looked back at the monsters and counted five. But one of them had become smaller, another was shrinking. She frowned thoughtfully and turned to face them fully.

“Go! What are you waiting for?” the tallest one shouted and the shrinking monsters again swelled up with a bushsh sound. Sulekha recoiled in fear and nodded, wondering if the gesture would even be visible in the dark.

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