Saturday, April 20, 2013

Sunday Serial~ The Kuehl Kids, Part 7 PREVIEW

The lights flickered out in the girls' room. Complete darkness fell.
The conversation stopped abruptly.
"Electra!" three voices exclaimed.
"I didn't do anything." Electra's voice sounded frantic. "I didn't."
"Turn it back on." Tyler's voice sounded almost lazy. "And hurry up."
There was a faint sizzling sound, then nothing.
"What?!" Electra practically shrieked. There was a muffled thump on the ground. "I can't!"
"Try again," Walter urged. Something was in the air. He could feel it.
Another faint sizzling sound. Then silence.
"I can't." Electra's voice sounded timid. And scared. Formerly boisterous Electra was now afraid.
"Tyler, teleport for help," Walter ordered.
"Aye-aye, captain," Tyler said. There was a short pause. Then there was another sound, except it seemed like a squelching noise.
"I can't." Tyler's tone was more serious.
"Try flying, Ally." Walter had a suspicion that was growing by the moment.
Above the ceiling, muffled thumps were heard. Voices. Kids' voices.
"It's an attack," Electra said dully.
"I can't," Ally said. "My wings won't come out."
"Walter, water," said Tyler.
"It's no use trying," Walter said. He tried to jump off the bed but ended up landing on a body.
"Ow!" squawked Electra. "I'm on the floor!"
Despite the tangled limbs, Electra and Walter managed to sort themselves out. It was hard because nobody could see. They ended up having to talk to each other constantly to work it out.
Footsteps were sounding in the hall.
The silence was deadly.
"What do we do?" Electra hissed. "Our powers are gone."
"Wouldn't their powers be gone too?" Tyler asked.
Just then, rumblings began. First, low thunderous noises, escalating to an earthshaking movement. Walter felt like his head was inside his stomach. His jaw vibrated. Chunks of ceiling and dirt came crumbling down, scattering on his hair. He didn't move. He couldn't.
"They're here." Ally's words weren't necessary.

The moment had arrived.

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