TITLE: A Fragment of Time
GENRE: YA Urban Fantasy
I was weird.
Yeah, yeah, I know every teenager on the planet thinks they’re weird, but for me, it’s the only word that provides an accurate description and unlike some teenagers, I don’t aspire to be weird. Strange things just continually happen to me. If I had my choice, I would go through high school as background noise, but weirdness follows me around like a black cloud and when too many odd things happen to you, people sit up and take notice.
I hadn’t been sleeping well for the past few weeks. My rest had been plagued by dreams that seemed far too real, jolting me awake in the middle of the night. They were tiring, annoying and sometimes frightening. Tonight I had decided to avoid them by staying awake. But for some stupid reason, I crawled into my bed and before I knew it, I was lost in a dream. I guess it was more of a nightmare, because I was standing in the middle of a forest and I didn’t care much for real nature. I was a city girl who liked trees when they were located in the middle of town. These woods were filled with weird noises that made me want to crash blindly through the bushes until I found concrete.
The sound of a breaking stick sent my heart racing and I woke up so fast I almost fell out of bed. When I flipped on my light, a few tiny green leaves gently fluttered down to my pillow.