Title: Between the Shadows
Genre: Science Fiction
Neither Eric nor John knew who the stranger was. They didn't like the
look of him though. A thin grin remained pasted on his face as he
crossed in front of them. He stared out from underneath a large black
hat. His eyes shone even in this waning light. They reflected the
light, tainting it with an orange glow. They reminded John of the
In fact, it looked as if he enjoyed the image it gave him. Only his
black sideburns stood out, trimmed and proper. He wore a full length
black jacket that crossed over, buttoning over his left breast. He was
the first to speak, "It was me. I was the one who warned you." His
grin transformed into a devilish smile.
"And you might be?" John asked.
"Oh, I know who I am. I'm certain of that. But names are so formal.
Let's just say I'm an interested party." He lifted his hat ever so
slightly before releasing it, allowing it to fall back onto his head,
as he performed a mocking bow.
"Why'd you help me?"
"It'd be boring if you were taken out of this . . . game too quickly."
Eric finally joined in the game. A tinge of annoyance had tainted his
"Oh yes, the pieces aren't moving as quickly as I would have liked
though." He paced slowly between the two walls. All the time his eyes
watched them, that smile locking in place.