L is for Lily


Lily doesn’t know what she is, but she knows what she isn’t–a regular human girl. As far as she knows she’s seventeen, but she’s been seventeen for about 983 years, give or take. She doesn’t think she’s immortal because she’s almost died a dozens of times. She’s not a vampire–that would be too easy. She goes through cycles of memory, thank God–that’s a lot of time to hold in anyone’s heart. But she remembers Egypt. She remembers Isreal. Jerusalem. She doesn’t remember how she got to the New World–just that she’s been with Frank and his followers for more years than she cares to admit to. She should have left, but then Christopher showed up, making life at the Hell Hole a little more pleasant–but that didn’t last long.

Lily needs to understand what she is and why. After nearly a century of nothing much changing but her locale–strange things are starting to happen. She can see the demon face under Frank’s skin. She can call up a storm and crack open the sky. And the feathers–there are feathers everywhere.

She storms into the Basilica late one night planning to ask God himself just what the hell is going on. She finds Eli instead.


“You’re a milcham, Lily,” Eli said and reached up toward my face like he was going to brush the hair from my eyes. 

I expected his hand to be soft against my hair, but instead, he tugged a piece of it from my head–sharp and stinging. 

“What the hell was that,” I asked. rubbing the spot he’d just yanked on. 

He held his hand out for me to see. There tucked between his fingers was not a strand of hair, but a feather as black as night. 


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. djinnia
    Apr 14, 2014 @ 17:14:59

    wow! lily sounds so complex and deep. i would really like to read this.


  2. Sophie Duncan
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 04:16:45

    Eli is a useful person to know…
    Sophie’s Thoughts & Fumbles – A to Z Ghosts
    Fantasy Boys XXX – A to Z Drabblerotic


  3. WriterlySam
    Apr 17, 2014 @ 12:10:13

    Whoa! That pic of Lily is perfect! What an intriguing *and funny* scene! Man, do I love where this is headed!

    Echoes of Olympus
    A to Z #TeamDamyanti


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