Cornflower’s New Name – p.5

July 12, 2011 at 4:07 pm 1 comment

The spider was smooth and shiny, with a red diamond shape near its head. Cornflower steadied her breathing, and slowly backed away, taking the tiniest of steps. She mumbled a prayer to the spirit of the spider, hoping to appease it and excuse her trespassing.

“I can hear the words in your mouth, though they do not match the words in your heart,” the spider said.

Cornflower froze. She was more terrified than she had ever been in her life.

“You are not lost. You have followed the path you were meant to follow.” The spider turned to ascend back up the silken thread it hung from. Then it began to spin a large web over the clearing where Cornflower stood. Before she knew it, the spider had finished, and descended on a single thread to hang close to her once more. “This web will catch the rays of the rising sun tomorrow and reflect them for you, so that you may return to your people. Until then, you will perform a task for me.”

Cornflower felt a strange mix of relief and dread, but nodded her agreement, trying to say ‘yes’ in her heart, as well.

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