Zilch, is all’s I ever got. My wife, the harpy, continually nags me to take her places.
I thought, “Peru is some place.”
The Inca ruins were breathtaking.
All I heard was, “The mountains are freezing.
So I bought Marjorie a coat made from mountain goat’s wool.
Later that day, we climbed to Machu Picchu.
We were standing on a cliff enjoying the magnificent view when a Harpy Eagle swooped down and seized her.
Soaring into a canyon, he dropped her on the jagged rocks.
He thought she looked like a tasty goat.
Now how’s that for ironic?
A Harpy eating a harpy.
Many thanks to my friend Steve Slack who pulled off not only a great “Z” for the end of the A to Z Challenge, but he did it in less than 100 words – Bravo Steve.
And here’s a tantalizing tidbit from Matt Harrill’s new serial The ARC Legacy that will be coming in 2016
His hands balled in fists, Zophiel dropped to his knees, his robes spreading about him.
Tears of purest light streamed down his face, glistening like the first rays of dawn on the morning of the first day. His head hung low.
“Metatron, my brother, is dead…” The whisper came from clenched teeth.
The lips peeled back as his shoulders trembled, the feathers on his enormous wings starting to shake as grief very evidently became rage. Those nearby took a step back.
“They did this.” His eyes opened, and the crystal blue had been replaced with irises of darkest night. “Release Nibiru,” he growled. “Unleash the host.”
“Zophiel, no,” Ioviel gasped. “The world will end.”
“The world has ended.”
And one final visit to the dark streets of New Cago…
“Luz, we are down to Zero!” Sam’s hands grew numb as he held a lifeless hand.
It was true the last of his friends (and hers) were dead.
Sam was all that was left, strangely he was more driven.
“Our blood gives you the best chance to succeed, Sam.”
“All my friends are dead and I’m supposed to be comforted?”
“No time for tears, Sam.” A woman who was wearing one pink slipper whispered.
“Zeek, today is your lucky day!”
Sam held a list. He gladly put a line through the last name – in blood.
Many thanks to the A to Z crew for another great year. I would like to put in one more mention for the Fill the Cracks program for children Orphaned by Ebola. We appreciate any support – reblogs, tweets…