she will wear to prom and whether Tristan the babe-magnet-
valedictorian – who
just happens to have known Marie Antoinette intimately – will ask her
is the least of Celeste Torok’s problems. Deciding her twin
immortality will change both their lives forever.
|From THE TURNING OF NICK TOROK....
deafening, and impossible sound of ice cracking filled the barn, and I
scurried from Rebel’s stall. The ivy covering the majority of the
massive, older wood structure suddenly expanded, each bough twisting as
its shadowy tentacles multiplied and the inexplicable vegetation
quickly obscured every window and both doors. The wind came up, its
hurricane force whipping the phenomenal feelers free and, as I watched,
the unfettered appendages took on the appearance of angry black crows.
I suspected Yesenia had ventured close enough to
me a good scare. I stayed in the barn because I knew she wouldn’t
gamble on Rebel’s hospitality. The wind increased and, even though I’d
grabbed hold of a support beam, my lower torso pitched in the squall’s
direction. I clung to the wooden post frantically, curtaining my eyes
against the swirling debris. A few long minutes later, the tempest
ended as abruptly as it had begun.
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