Nightmare… or Premonition?

The sun glinted off of the shining steel blade as it rose upwards, then swiftly arched down to stab deeply into the wooden planking of the ship’s deck, barely missing Leigha’s head. There was blood all about the deck as men continued fighting. The scene was ghastly, and the man that held the sword that had so nearly come to destroying Leigha’s young life grinned evilly at his victim as she cowered down lower against the side ropes. His face came close to hers, the stench of his breath mingling with the sea air that blew about them. As he reached out to take hold of her face in his bloodied hands, Leigha screamed in terror.

“Leigha!” Robert yelled, sitting up in his bed and struggling against his tangled sheets. “Leigha!”

Jesep came running into the room carrying a candle to find Robert staring into the darkness in helpless terror, his eyes glassy and filled with tears. The old man shook Robert’s shoulders gently, trying to make him wake up enough to realize that he had only been dreaming. Robert’s nightshirt felt damp and clammy beneath his touch for the horror of his nightmare had drenched him in sweat. Bringing out another shirt for his young master to wear, Jesep helped him to remove his damp clothing and change. Robert had awakened by this time enough to know where he was, but the dream still haunted him, leaving its mark of fear upon his heart as it had so many of the nights past.

“Ye had the same dream agin?” Jesep asked softly.

“Yes, Leigha was on a ship, and this time, the man almost killed her with his bloody sword!” Robert answered in a hoarse voice that shook with emotion. Reaching out, he grabbed hold of Jesep’s thin arms and exclaimed, “It seemed so real, I believe that Leigha is truly in danger! Jesep, we cannot wait for my father any longer! We must go after her now!”

Lee, Virginia (2011-01-20). Dagon’s Blood (p. 273). Xlibris. Kindle Edition.

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Virginia Lee enriches her writing with her experiences of the human spirit, sharing the same in her work of helping others. Enjoy the journey!
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6 Responses to Nightmare… or Premonition?

  1. That was fabulous thank you. I totally visualized it.

    • dagonsblood says:

      I’m so happy that you enjoyed this. Thank you for posting such a nice comment. You will find that “Dagon’s Blood” is packed full of such scenes of romance, adventure, and action that will stir your senses as this one does. I love a story that keeps one anxious to turn the next pages and have written this to accomplish just that. I hope that you come back for more or better yet, get the book and enjoy it anytime you like! 😉
      Virginia Lee

  2. zencherry says:

    Leigha!!!!!! He’s coming! (Love your writing as always!) 😀

    • dagonsblood says:

      Yes, he certainly is! “Spoiler” – He must travel far and pass through hell, but he does find her! Questions remain; what happens to everyone and Leigha as he searches, and how does this end? Keep coming back for more, or better yet, get the book and enjoy this epic story of love and passion, action and adventure, anytime you want!
      Thank you for your comments that always cheer and bring a smile of satisfaction. My greatest pleasure is in knowing that Dagon’s Blood is read and loved! 😉
      Virginia Lee

  3. Riveting! You should post this to Twitter, Virginia 🙂

    • dagonsblood says:

      Thank you so much for the great comment you’ve made. I do tweet the posts and appreciate that you have taken the time to stop and take a look at my offerings. Come back for more from “Dagon’s Blood” anytime or get the book and enjoy many such passages whenever you wish! I’ve packed it full of love and passion, action and adventure, to please even the most discerning of pallets! 😉
      Virginia Lee

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