Game Tower

Ravens perched on the crumbling tower of the castle, their piercing eyes watchful and wary. The castle must have been stunning in its heyday. Now it was just a pile of stone falling on itself from centuries of neglect.
‘Are you sure you want to go inside, Gunter?’ Anna whispered as we emerged from the thick forest that encircled the old keep.
If the truth was told, I really wasn’t sure. The silence of the forest unnerved me. It was as if every living thing was watching to see what would happen. Even the ravens were unusually quiet, their eyes following our every move. We’d come too far to go back now though.
‘Of course,’ I said to my sister with as much nonchalance as I could muster, ‘It’ll be fun.’
Anna gave me a look that said more clearly than words that she thought I’d gone crazy, but she followed me inside the dark, gutted building anyway. Shadows leapt across the slime covered walls making us both jump – and Anna’s shoulders shake.
Water dripped constantly from somewhere above and the sound of fluttering wings and shuffling feet echoed around us.
A tall figure stepped out in front of us. Anna screamed, grabbing my arm and digging her fingernails in deeply.
‘Not the best place to bring your sister to, Gunter,’ the figure before us laughed.
‘True,’ Gunter agreed with a smirk, ‘but she’s the best Dungeons and Dragons player I know. We’re gonna kick your arse this time!’

© Alison Pearce 2008

Game Tower

Alison Pearce

Logan Central, Australia

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Written for Twisted Tales Star Twisters Challenge. This weels prompt word is Tower

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