Monday, March 28, 2016

Tea and a Read and Some Other Things! - March Edition

Hi everyone!:)
I am here with my monthly "Tea and Whatever Else I Do While I Drink Said Tea"! LOL! This month I am reading!:)
What I'm Drinking:
Trader Joe's Blackberry Fruit Infusion Tea! It's so good and for some reason the smell reminds me of fruit filled donuts!;D It's one of my new favorite teas!:)
What I'm Reading:
C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters. I've been wanting to read this book for forever, then I asked my mom if we had it and she got it for me from one of our many, many bookshelves!;)

This book is the combined letters of a demon named Screwtape to his nephew, Wormwood. It's a Christian book. The letters are on multiple different subjects teaching Wormwood how to deceive Christians and it's very eye opening. You sort of read it in vice versa, where he is teaching his nephew the tricks of tricking humans, so you learn their ways and how to be careful not to be deceived. I would say that the book is for teens and adults since some subjects are for adults.
I've found some really good quotes and have written some down such as the following: 

I love those!:) The Enemy is Jesus/God since the letters are from a demon.;)
That finishes up the Tea and a Read!:)
Now onto other news!
I got a new Disney Infinity Figure, actually two! Obi-Wan Kenobi and Boba Fett!:D
This is Obi-Wan!;) 
And then here are just two random pictures that I took!;)
I hope you enjoyed the post!:D What have you been reading lately? I'd love to know!:)

Saturday, March 26, 2016


Hi everyone!
Who's watched Zootopia?
I have!
And it. is. amazing.
I died. I got feels. I loved it.
And since I died, felt, and loved, I had to draw a ton.XD So, I present to you three of my drawings-
Nick and Judy! GAH! I just want to watch Zootopia again!XD I drew this picture for Jaclynn, my best friend, since she is also in love with Zootopia!:D
This was my first drawing!:) The animation for Zootopia was amazing, I loved their eyes especially, they were just so round.OuO 
And my last drawing, a selfie of them! I love Judy in this one, she looks more realistic than Nick, but I found out something that made him look not as true to his character. Of course, it was after I had penned it in and was coloring.XD
I hope you liked the drawings! Have you seen Zootopia yet? Do you want to?:)

Friday, March 25, 2016

Glazed Part Twenty-Two

Hi everyone!
Yay for Glazed! I finished the drawing for this part last night and was so excited to post it! YAY FOR SCARY THINGS!XD
Emma's horse pushed through the sprinkles that covered the ground. Emma was a little unnerved by the sprinkles everywhere, but she tried not to think about it. What did they mean? It wasn't a normal thing that happened in nature, it must be connected to Jaclynn's magic, but why would she make the weather do this? She shook her head, trying to clear away the peculiar thoughts and focused on finding Jaclynn.
“JACLYNN!” Emma shouted to the forest, “Jaclynn, it's me, Emma, your best friend. Or at least, I think we're still best friends. I mean, you just kind of kept the biggest secret of your life away from me and I don't know how we stand...” Emma trailed off, “This is all my fault,” She whispered to herself. Jaclynn wasn't out there. She wouldn't be able to hear her. She wandered hopelessly deeper into the forest, where the trees were thickly coated with sprinkles. The horse brushed up against a tree subconsciously and the sprinkles hanging precariously on the branches came crashing down on the horse's rear. Spooked, the horse bucked and threw Emma into a pile of sprinkles that were unnaturally cold. And sticky. The horse bolted up the trail and was gone within seconds.
“WAIT!” Emma screamed, but the horse had disappeared. Emma glanced down at the gooey mess she was in. The sprinkles were covered in a web-like material and Emma stared at it, her brows furrowing as she gazed at the webs. She felt an itch on her shin that was deep inside whatever she was in and she raised her eyebrows.
What had she fallen into?
She struggled to get out of the hole, when hundreds of little brown spiders scurried from the depths of the nest she had been dropped into.
“AHHHHH!!!” Emma shrieked and she pushed herself out of the hole, but she still felt the spiders crawling on her. Screaming, she batted frantically at herself and shook her head as she tried desperately to get the insects off of her. She swiped her arms to get rid of any that were crawling on her and she rustled her dress. Once she had gotten rid of all the bugs she could find, she stared curiously at the nest, from a safe distance away. She didn't know that spiders stayed in nests. But these were chocolate spiders, different from the regular spiders that often roam the earth. Chocolate spiders stayed together always and had large holes in the earth where they all lived.
Emma walked away, still feeling like they were on her. She sighed as she looked at her dress, it was sticky and had the stains of crushed chocolate spiders stuck on it. Shivering, she drew her cloak around her bare shoulders and staggered away.
Yep. Spiders. That all travel together. IN HERDS. So, that would mean if you found a spider in your room, all of the spiders are in your room.
It's enough to give you nightmares. LOL!
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the scariness!XD

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Flunked - A Book Review

Hi everyone!
I am here with a book review, but first I want to give a shout-out to Addy from Addy's Art World! She has a great blog about her drawings and such and she's really nice. Her drawings are awesome and I really recommend checking her blog out. (And she's also a huge Star Wars fan, so yeah, she's even better because of that.XD). Okay, anyway, I am reviewing...
Flunked by Jen Calonita!:)
The summary on the back reads-
Gilly wouldn't call herself wicked, exactly...but when you have five little brothers and sisters and live in a run-down boot, you have to get creative to make ends meet. Gilly's a pretty good thief (if she does say so herself).
Until she gets caught.
Gilly's sentenced to three months at Fairy Tale Reform School--where all of the teachers are former (super-scary) villains like the Big Bad Wolf, the Evil Queen, and Cinderella's Wicked Stepmother. Harsh. But when she meets fellow students Jax and Kayla, she learns there's more to this school than its heroic mission. There's a battle brewing and Gilly has to wonder just how good these bad guys are.
I had been looking at this book for a long time, but once it came out on paperback, my sister bought it, which meant got it, too.;D
I would say that this book is for all ages, because I don't remember any swear words or God's name being taken in vain, but there is some magic, so if you don't do that, don't read the book.;)
Flunked has 242 pages, is written in first person and present tense, which means that it's written as if it's happening while you read it.:) Present tense usually bugs me, but I really enjoyed the book and didn't notice it too much.
The plot is what I would consider simple and straightforward (except for a couple plot twists), it doesn't have a billion subplots inside the main plot and there aren't a lot of problems, but it is interesting and unique enough with unanswered questions to pull you in and make you finish it.
I really liked it, but I also felt like there could have been more that the author could have done with the setting. I don't have any examples, but I just thought adding more to it would have made me love it.:)
The characters are well made, especially Gilly. I think the author really made her realistic and different by making her be a huge family person but being also a "bad person".
All together, I really liked the book, it was a nice and easy read and I would rate it 4 out of 5 stars, just because it didn't grab me and make me adore every little thing.;) I do recommend the book though for a book that is just for fun and not to make you go into hermitville and leave you in a blubbering mess.XD
I hope you liked the review, it's my first one so I hope to get better as I do more. Would you like to see more?:)

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Hunt - A Short Story

Hi everyone!:D
I wrote this story last week and once I finished it, I left it be until this afternoon, so that I could edit it.:) I thought since I don't really have anything to share right now other than a story, it would be fun.;)
We rode in silence, each man too frightened to utter a word. Afraid to find what we were hunting, afraid that It would find us trying to find It.
The forest wasn't always scary, usually it was pleasant...but on this rainy day, the shadows held horrors no one could imagine. A spray of rain fell on the men, and I shifted uneasily in my saddle, held the reins of my stallion with a vise-like grip that turned my knuckles white. My horse whinnied beneath me and I gave some length to the reigns, eyes searching every shadow through the mist. There was a huge group of men, yet somehow they all were deathly silent, their horses barely making a sound beneath them. Rifles hung from each man's backs, but that didn't give the usual courage it did to the hunting party.
What could when It was back? I thought.
The fog thickened as we entered an especially dense part of the forest, and I jerked my horse closer into the herd, but it whinnied again, pulling back from the group and falling to the edge. I glared at the horse, but then patted the strong stallion's neck in attempts to console it. It was just as afraid as me. Wiping away the building moisture on my face, I glanced to the side of the path. I pulled back on the reins hesitantly, seeing a small path cut through the winding forest.
“Guys!” I called, eyes still glued to the path. I took in the lethally sharp hoof prints cut in the ground. I kicked my horse into a run as I entered the group again. “Johnson!” I cried to the first man I saw, one of the leaders. He glanced at me with a grunt.
“I see a path, I think-I think it's Them!” I murmured. Johnson's eyes widened really quickly, but eased within a moment, then he grunted again.
“No big deal, kid. We follow the path,” he replied and sat back in his seat. I frowned, bitterness growing inside me as he called me “kid”. It was my first hunt, but I was no kid at twenty-four. My eyes wandered back to the quickly disappearing path. Thoughts trickled into my head, and I became aware of what a hero I would be called if I found It. I touched the rifle strapped to my back. No longer would I be the kid, I would have proven myself against the most frightening legend the kingdom had ever dealt with, worse than the griffin, even the cyclops. But I couldn't do it single-handed.
“Elliot!” I shouted to Elliot, the other new recruit for the hunt, he looked behind his shoulder at me, then steered his horse toward mind.
“What, Bryan?” Elliot asked, eager to not get too far from the herd.
“I found a path, I think it will lead us to It,” I whispered. He recoiled, his eyes large.
“Tell the leader then!”
“I did.”
“What do you want me to do?” Elliot questioned.
“Come with me and scope it out,” I said, not quite telling him my plan to kill It. He glanced back to the group, which was disappearing rapidly.
“Fine,” he responded. “I guess it won't hurt to look...”
We headed back to the direction of the path, but stopped when we reached it. The sharp prints. They belonged to It.
“You can go in,” I offered, but he refused.
“This is your idea.”
I nodded then urged my horse onto the path, then began to notice the molten feathers scattered on the path. The shredded trunks of trees. My horse shuffled farther in, even though it sensed the presence of It, too. This was the path to Its hideout. After what felt like hours, I reached an opening and immediately turned my horse to the side of the path, behind a tree. I grabbed my rifle and looked behind me.
Elliot was nowhere to be seen.
“That coward!” I cursed. I dismounted my horse, then glanced around the tree. There was a small cave, then a horse's shriek. It sent my heart bounding and all I could focus on was the sound of it beating. I placed bullets into the chamber of my gun, hands shaking. It needed to be a quick kill, in a vital area. Then I would be a hero. I would save the people from the last of Its kind.
I grinned at the thought, though my fingers shook uncontrollably as I loaded the last bullet. I twisted to face the cave, then started to come out from the hiding spot.
The cave was small and didn't go in far, so It had to be in there. Shuffling noises echoed from the cave, then the monster unearthed itself.
Legends spoke of a terrifying beast, rippling muscles covered by brilliant white skin with gray, black, and scarlet flecks lacing through the hair. Wings jutting out of the torso, dipped red with the blood of their victims. A strike from the massive wings would be lethal immediately. It described the eyes in frightening detail, red rimmed and flames wafting out of the glowing black orbs that penetrated the depths of your soul. Above the eyes lay a dagger of a horn, with spiraling black stripes twisting up it. It said that a flowing mane of either white or black hair crackled from the neck and tail. It painted the picture of a horrifying monster, ready to kill.
It did not describe the Alicorn I saw before me.
Gray, scraggly skin stretched over scrawny ribs and wings did come out of Its back, but they dipped down from the weight of themselves and mottled feathers stuck out. Faded red streaks scarred the tips of the wings. The horn was still lethally pointed and a dull black stripe spiraled up it, but the most striking difference was the eyes. In legends they were described as filled with hate, bitterness, rage, and revenge but looking into the sunken, shiny black eyes of this beast all I saw was sadness and fear as It took in my rifle aimed directly at It. A blast from its horn or accurately marked blow from Its sharp hooves would surely kill me, but It didn't make a move. It neighed to me, and suddenly I understood that the Alicorns were not the monsters the legends had made them out to be. But the men were sure It was a menace and were to put it to death without hesitation. When they found It, they would kill it. If I didn't do the same, I would be shamed. I gazed into the Alicorn's eyes. I shook my head, lifted my rifle to my shoulder and placed my finger on the trigger.
That's where the story ends. Yep, I know, you're probably all like- wait, what? - but I didn't say if he killed the Alicorn or not on purpose. I once read a short story where the outcome of a choice was never written so that the people who read the story could guess what happened, if it was good or bad. So, I was inspired by that, I guess.;)
What do you guys think, does he kill It or not?;)

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Glazed Part Twenty-One

Gooday, mate!XD
I am here with Glazed! YAY! And I rechecked and the "scary thing" happens in the part after this one, so I was wrong again. LOL!;D
But anyway, here's Glazed-
P.S. I have three drawings for this part, woah.XD
Jaclynn took another step up the mountain. She was lost, she was cold, and her feet were killing her. Turning to look at how far away she had ran, Jaclynn gazed out at the view. The far away castle did nothing but glisten in the moonlight. She turned back to the mountain and couldn't help to feel anything other than sad. But the night was growing colder and she would be needing a place to stay. She sat down and buried her face in her hands, when she felt the warmth of her glove against her freezing cheeks. She stared at her gloved hand and sighed.
How long would she continue to hide from everyone? How long would it take for someone to find her? What would they do if she did find her?
Jaclynn's eyes widened as she thought of the gruesome possibilities. She continued thinking about what could happen until she couldn't take it anymore.
“Stop this right now,” She whispered to herself, “I need to stop worrying about people finding out about this. I need to let go of my fear-”
Jaclynn gazed at her hands and stood up, smiling, “-and embrace my power as a gift. Like when I was a child.” Jaclynn ripped her glove off and flung it into the sky. She unfastened the clasp on her cape and let the heavy cloak fall to the ground. She walked away from the cape and she felt her spirit lighten as the weight of her fear slowly slid away.
She walked farther up the mountain, then imagined a glaze staircase, and she pushed the magic surging inside her out of her hands. The staircase appeared just as she imagined it and she raced up it. Grinning, she scanned the area at the top of the staircase and an idea formed in her head. Jaclynn brought her hands up and let her powers do the rest. A castle made of hardened, icy glaze twisted up the side of the mountain and Jaclynn wove her hand through the air, guiding its walls and ceiling into place. This was to be her new home, where she could stay and be safe from the others. As the castle finished its last touches, she thought about her old home and Emma.
She choked back a sob and shook her head. She reached up to her tiara and fingered the donut charms that hung from the gold crown. She squeezed her eyes shut, then thrust it away.
She wasn't going back. They had nothing to offer her.
Pushing away her past felt freeing and she continued remaking her new self, spirit soaring. She grabbed the donut pin that kept her hair in a tight bun and ripped it out, letting her curls fall around her shoulders as the headache embedded in her skull finally relented after so many years of the same painful hairdo. She flicked her hands around her dress and a colorful new dress began to grow from the bottom of the skirt until it reached her throat. The magic swirled around her head and the dull blue sprinkles in her hair changed into a rainbow of colored sprinkles.
Jaclynn walked out to the terrace, eyes blazing with power as she felt her magic forging inside of her, setting her free. And Emma was safe, she thought with satisfaction and a tiny shard of pain. The sun rose from behind the hills and Jaclynn grinned. Now she was how she was meant to be.
Um, yeah. So, I have no idea what to say now, so bye!XD
I wanted to show this drawing I did of Ahsoka Tano! It's especially for Addy, since she loves Ahsoka as much as I do!;)
That is all.;)

Friday, March 11, 2016

Expressions - Capturing the Emotions Inside

Hi everyone!:)
Although I have made all of the drawings for the next part of Glazed (turns out we have to wait two more parts for the "scary thing" to happen. Oops!;D), I thought it would be best to break up the constant flow of Glazed with some tips for artists!:) I believe that this "tutorial" might help writers, too, for writing expressions. I hope.;D
Anyway, I thought it would be fun to make a post about drawing expressions for your characters that look real and capture the emotions that they are feeling. So, let's get on with it!
To make your character look truly happy, the secret is to push their cheeks up, making their eyes somewhat squinty from the bottom. It immediately adds a genuine touch to it, but in case you want their smile to be tight and fake, don't add the "squintiness". To finish, add a big smile with little lines at the corners of the smile. Eyebrows differ all depending on what kind of happy grin you want, but a generic smile usually has high eyebrows to add a gleeful appearance. 
Sadness, with a bit of fear or disbelief.
I originally meant for this one to be only sad, but it turned out being a little fearful, too, which is fine!:)
Upturned eyebrows, wide eyes, and a bit of the mouth open, makes this look look a little shocked and very sad, with just a dash of disappointment.;) 
Sad and Hurt.
 This expression was created with low upturned eyebrows, squinted eyes with tears.
Making your characters angry is so much fun!XD A lot of things are incorporated to make your character look genuinely angry, such as arched eyebrows that deeply slope downwards, making the skin above the eyes go over the eye, squinted eyes, and occasionally bared teeth for that extra something. LOL! I also add wrinkles to the bridge of the nose, corners of the mouth and nose, and above the nose.:)
 Making your character look bored is pretty easy, I add no curve to the top of their eyes (just two straight lines) then the curve below that for the bottom of their eyes. I didn't do anything special for their eyebrows, but you could make one higher than the other to add a bit more "flavor" to the character.XD
Confused, Skeptical, Doubtful.
To make your character look more confused, I would have made the eyebrows dip farther down into the line of vision, but I didn't, so he looks more skeptical than confused. Usually for skepticism, I only do one high arched eyebrow and slightly squinted eyes.:) 
Bonus- Cocky!
To make a character look cocky or arrogant, there are many different ways to do so, but this is just one- I made them have a smirk, which, to me, means that only one side of the mouth is actually smiling, so only one cheek is pushed up into the eye. You can bring one eyebrow up farther than the other, but I decided on making both of them upturned. Mildly "smiley" eyes finish the expression.:) 
(Also, I would raise the actual head, so that they are looking down at whoever they are looking at for that sense of superiority that comes with pride and arrogance.)
I hope you liked seeing all of the different expressions, although I didn't cover all of them.:) I hope this helped!:D

Monday, March 7, 2016

Glazed Part Twenty

Woah, twenty parts so far? That is so many!:D
Emma pushed past the guards and ran after her, her hair flying in the night wind.
“Dee! Dee! Wait! Stop! Please, Jaclynn! Stop!” She shouted after her, but she didn't even know if she could hear her. Jaclynn came to the edge of the fjord and her foot touched the very edge of the water, turning it into hard milky glaze. Jaclynn's eyes grew wide but she heard the shouts of her friend drawing closer. She knew she had to leave if she ever was to have freedom. She touched the fjord with her shoe and it hardened instantly. She faced the forest of trees ahead of her and sighed. She began to run on the water, glaze hardening it each step she took. The glaze spread across the whole fjord until it was completely hardened. Jaclynn struggled through the forest and out of sight from the castle.
Emma and Cedric hurried back to the castle courtyard in a daze. Emma walked with her head down and Cedric followed her trail. As they entered the courtyard, the villagers were staring at the sky in awe and horror. They held out their hands to the air and Emma noticed for the first time that little rainbow specks were falling from the clouds.
“Sprinkles?” A woman shouted.
“Yes, sprinkles!” Another replied. Emma raised her hand and a pink sprinkle fell onto it.
“Did you know?” Cedric asked her. Staring at her hand, Emma shook her head.
(ugh, big hand.XD)
“No.” Emma couldn't believe it. Jaclynn had donut powers. And they just had a terrible fight. Emma had to go after her. Her pride was bruised, but she had to talk to her and fix it.
“Look! IT'S SNOWING! It's snowing with her evil power! The Queen has cursed this land!” The Duke of Ice Creamtown shouted, then turned to one of his cream colored body guards, “She must be stopped, you have to go stop her!”
“Wait! No!” Emma exclaimed. The duke gasped as he whizzed around, a blur of white against the dark courtyard.
“YOU!” He screamed, pointing at her, “Did she cast her witchcraft power onto you, you have always been here every summer....learning witchcraft, are you her apprentice?”
“No!” Emma shook her head, “I'm just a normal Cookie.”
The duke looked skeptical.
“Besides, Jaclynn's not a monster-”
“She practically killed me!” The duke cut in. Cedric raised a finger.
“Uh, you only slipped,” He justified. The duke crossed his arms and scowled.
“This is all a misunderstanding!” Emma stated, trying to calm down the two irritated men, “I started the fight, so I am going to go after her and set things right.”
Cedric's eyes widened and he touched her shoulder, “What?”
“Bring me a horse!” She ordered to a fretful servant. The servant raced away to the stables.
“Emma, you can't! It's too dangerous!”
“She's not dangerous. I'll bring her back and everything will turn out just fine.”
“I'm coming with you,” He remarked.
“No,” Emma replied, she didn't know why she didn't want him coming, but she didn't, “Uh, I need you to stay here and watch over her kingdom for me and keep an eye on the duke.”
“On my honor,” He said, bowing his head, but he remained frowning at the thought of letting her go alone. The servant came back with a chestnut colored horse that had white hair and Emma hopped up onto the pink and cream saddle and clasped a cloak around her neck.
“I leave Prince Cedric in charge. I will be back,” Emma gazed down at Cedric, “I promise.” He nodded and Emma felt her heart flutter. He was so handsome. She smiled down at him, then kicked her horse into a gallop out of the royal courtyard.
So, Emma is off on her journey and an especially scary thing is destined to happen soon...Something that didn't happen in the original Frozen...That's right! My story is only inspired by Frozen, not a carbon copy!XD
I hope you liked this part!:)

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Glazed Part Nineteen

Hi everyone!:)
The next part of Glazed, YAY! I finally did the sketchbook searching for this picture, because I knew I had a drawing pre-made for this part, I just didn't know where. LOL! But I found it and now I present to you, Part Nineteen...
*lights go down*
Jaclynn greeted a man and a woman as they came near to her.
“Congratulations, Your Majesty!” the woman said.
“Thank you,” Jaclynn replied stiffly. A fast movement in the corner of her eye got her attention, and she turned to see Emma and a man wearing a red, white, and tan suit approach her.
“Dee! Uh, I mean Queen. Me again. May I present to you- Prince Cedric of the Pastry Isles.”
“Your Majesty,” he greeted with a bow.
“I would like to introduce you to my fiance! We are going to get married!” Jaclynn took a step back.
“Marriage? Fiance?” she asked incredulously.
“Yes!” Emma giggled.
“Um, I'm sorry. I'm confused. How do you know Prince Cedric?”
“We met today and we fell in love and he just proposed, well, we haven't worked out all of the details yet, of course- Oh, wait. Would we live at my castle?”
“Woah, woah, Emma!” Jaclynn exclaimed, waving her hands.
“Oh! We can invite all twelve of your brothers to come to my castle! Of course I have the room!”
Wait. Slow down! You really shouldn't-” Jaclynn's eyes flicked to Cedric and she took a breath.
“Can I please talk to you? Alone.”
“No, anything you have to say to me, you can say to the both of us,” Emma frowned as she hooked her arm around Cedric's.
“Fine,” Jaclynn took a deep breath, “You can't marry a man you just met.”
“You can if it's true love!” Emma justified.
“What do you know about this man, what do you even know about true love?” Jaclynn asked.
“More than you! All you know is how to shut people out, and not just strangers but your best friend!” Emma scowled. Jaclynn sucked in a breath. Tears formed in the corner of her eyes and she gritted her teeth.
“You can't marry him, you don't even know him. It's not wise, that is all I'm saying. Now if you will excuse me,” Jaclynn began to walk away.
“You aren't the boss of me! You may be the queen, but you can't make me not marry him! I can marry him, and I will!”
Jaclynn scowled, “I'm not saying you can't. I'm saying that you are being immature with this permanent decision that will affect not just your life, but the lives of your people!”
“Your Majesty, if I may-” Cedric started but Jaclynn cut him off.
“No, you may not. And I think that the party is over. Tell everyone to leave, then close the gates,” Jaclynn told a servant. He nodded and walked away.
“What? Dee, no! No, wait!” Emma grabbed her wrist but Jaclynn yanked away, and her glove was torn off. She snatched at the glove but Emma held it firmly.
“Give me my glove!” she demanded.
“Dee, please listen! I don't want to see you live like this anymore!” Emma pleaded.
“Then don't come back next year!” she snapped. Jaclynn turned back to the door and Emma stood in shock.
“What did I ever do to you?” Emma questioned, stepping towards her. People began to notice the escalating argument and within moments, they had an audience.
“Enough, Emma.”
“No! Why? Why do you shut me out? Why do you shut everyone out? What are you so afraid of?” Emma yelled. Jaclynn squeezed her fists shut and clenched her jaw.
“I SAID ENOUGH!” Jaclynn screamed and whizzed to face her. She swiped her bare hand out and a spray of wild, spiked sprinkles grew from the floor toward the people who watched. Everyone gasped and took a step back, clutching the people around them, afraid. Emma heard the Duke murmur something about sorcery.
“Jaclynn?” Emma whispered, her eyes wide in fear. Panicked, Jaclynn pressed herself against the door, her hand feeling for the donut knobs. Her fingers grasped the knob and she burst through the halls, her shoes clinking on the floor. She had to get out of there. She had to escape. She raced to the courtyard, her mind spinning. She thrust the doors opened and a huge crowd of dessert people greeted her there. Hearing guards yelling behind her, she ran out into the courtyard, trying to find a way through the cheering crowd, then bumped into a peasant woman.
“Your Majesty? Are you alright?” she asked, concerned. Jaclynn shook her head and stepped away from her.
“No,” she muttered as she continued to back away. Her back hit the fountain wall and she threw her hands behind her to steady herself. Her hand hit the wall and hard, cold glaze shot out over the fountain, hardening the water and giving it a milky fog inside the jagged spikes. Everyone gasped and scrambled away from her, just like how they did in the ball room.
“There she is! Get her!” The Duke screeched as he appeared in the entrance of the door accompanied by fierce looking soldiers. Jaclynn's heart pounded uncontrollably as fear, dread, and stress grabbed hold of her.
“Please, just stay away from me, stay away!” Jaclynn lifted her hands in defense and spikes of glaze tore out of her hands and towards the Duke and the guards. The Duke slipped on the glaze and fell onto his back.
“Monster! MONSTER!” he bellowed. Jaclynn gazed down at her trembling hands and she felt her stomach weave itself into knots.
She really was a monster.
Jaclynn squeezed her eyes shut and shook her head, then sprinted out of the courtyard, through the gates, and down to the fjord in a desperate escape from the kingdom.
Suspense! LOL! I hope you liked this part, I hope to have the next part up next week.:) My plan is to have at least one part up every week.:D