When she drifts off, I lie there for ages, trying to get comfortable and failing. There’s a feeling of definite un-safety. Not exactly danger. Just un-safety. Something’s here, clicking through the pipes. It’s lurking in my temples, in my fingers. I can feel my shoulders start to tense, my joints engage. I’m used to this, I know what it means.
They said a lot about how the existence of such a young wizard was ‘unheard of’ and ‘shocking’. Then one of them said, ‘Gladys, give me my pills. I think I’m going to have a heart attack.’ He didn’t though, luckily,” said Faith. “Have a heart attack, I mean. Because Gladys DID give him his pills. But I don’t think I’ve seen the lot of them this excited since I took cake to the last council meeting. What was I saying?” Faith shook her head, braids whipping back and forth. “Phew. Their longwindedness is catching.”
Friday’s Page 69 ~ The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics
Lucy’s delighted laugh gave Catherine so much pleasure she had to excuse herself from the room on the pretext of a missing skein of silk. It took fifteen minutes for her heart to stop racing, and a full half hour before she trusted her hands to be steady again.
Friday’s Page 69 ~ Knights and Bikes: Rebel Bicycle Club
‘Onward!’ and ‘Follow me to glory!’ and ‘We ride for ever!’
All good battle cries, Demelza had to admit, and they certainly made their journey through the woods less frightening. She chekced the compass that she had stuck to her handlebars. They were still heading in, the right direction but she had a feeling she had forgotten something important.
The world had changed while Sabira was below.
Before, the dark crags of the mountain had jutted all around, but there was little trace of them now. The landscape was a uniform white and its contours were rounded off, like a giant carpenter had planed of all the edges. Every small landmark she remembered from before was buried. Long, straight tears in the snow showed where the moving glacier ended and the banks of the mountain began.
But this job was better. This way he wasn’t hunting after the snipe himself. If Tommy or Spike happened to startle it, they could get bitten or clawed in the eye, or worse. Snipes didn’t like to fight, but who knew what a cornered one was capable of?
Friday’s Page 69 ~ The Wizards of Once: Knock Three Times
So, shaking with nerves, Wish hauled herself on to the back of the bear, taking hold of her long brown fur as she climbed it like a hillock. The bear generously barely even flinched even though Wish must have been pulling her hair, and Xar and Bodkin climbed up behind her.
‘Hold tight,’ said the bear, getting to her feet.
Friday’s Page 69 ~ Monsterstreet: The Halloweeners
Suddenly, the vampire grabbed Fisher’s neck and threw him to the ground. The monsters loomed over him like a nightmare gang, their eyes as black as night.
Fisher realized in that moment that the Halloweeners – the revered protectors of Halloween – no longer existed. Only the monsters remained. And they were about to destroy him.
I couldn’t tell if Parker was back home, but I didn’t want him seeing me, stopping me, following me. I practically ran from my car into the guesthouse, locking the front door behind me. My hands were still shaking with misplaced adrenaline.