Woven : Road Outside Town (Evening)

Wordcount: 192
Rating/Warnings: PG
Summary: Scary spiders are scary and brave teachers are brave.

NOTE: This is a very rough draft with no editing at all (per National Novel Wiriting Month rules) and is presented for amusement value only. Think of it as a periscope into my writing process rather than a coherent story!

There will most likely be spelling and grammatical errors afoot as well as flat out bad writing, info dumps, plot holes, contradictions/retcons, uneven characterization and pacing. These snippits are also posted out of order, so please refer to the story page to figure out where it’s supposed to fit.


Road Outside Town (Evening)

On the way out of the valley the village is in, she is stopped by one of the villagers. He wants to know why she refused to save the child. She repeats that there wasn’t a child left to save. The villager is the child’s uncle and he threatens her. She replies that the family doesn’t need any more dead people and that nothing prohibits her from defending herself. While she is doing this the spider bites her again, drinking her blood and empowering itself.

The man is faced with a young woman with a piercing blue eye, and a giant glowing spider that takes up roughly half her head. The weaver points out that the only reason she is immune to the venom is because she’s built up a tolerance and that he wouldn’t be so lucky.

The uncle decides to run away.

She watches him go, gets slightly sick because of the overdose of venom and tells the person watching them to come in out of the woods. He does so, although slightly nervous around the spider, and helps her make the tea that will help draw out the poison.

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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