Glad you could join us for the next fiery episode of Elliot’s Adventures. If you’re new here, you can catch up by returning to the beginning, and reading really fast…
Elliot pitched the sweat-soaked lump of fluff at Yvonne’s head as Cassandra launched herself onto Barry’s back. Elliot vaulted up behind her and stuck himself to her shell as Barry plunged from branch to branch, closer and closer to the flaming hell below.
With screeching fury, Yvonne dove after them, her feathered bulk enshrouding all three in a shadow of doom, her razor-edged beak snapping each time Barry’s meaty legs extended behind him propelling them through the smoky gloom surrounded by raging death.
“To the right!” Elliot yelled. “There’s an opening!”
Barry hit the sizzling ground an instant before the demon behind him struck a blow that pierced Elliot’s tail and threatened to pluck him from his friends. Cassandra tightened her grip on Barry to fight Elliot’s pull on her shell, ripping her love from Yvonne’s grasp. As the crazed owl soared to avoid impact and circled around for the kill, Barry swerved and bounded over burning brush and scorched earth, leaping again and again in a reckless race to refuge.
Dripping blood and convulsing in pain as the specter of death swooped out of the haze, Elliot screamed, “She’s coming!”
To be continued…