The Guiding Compass – Part 18

The next morning when Lea awoke, the air was eerily silent. The sky was filled with dreary, gray clouds that looked as if they would burst any moment. Mist had spread over the field and smoke was drifting up from the fire that had died over night. Lea felt refreshed, but she had woken up with a sharp pain in her stomach. Probably from hunger, she assumed. Lea felt her chest for the strap of her messenger bag, but it {Read More}

The Guiding Compass – Part 13

Lea awoke with a scream. A brown, fuzzy creature was sitting on her stomach, its head cocked, watching her. She realized it was a sloth. Lea blushed, embarrassed by her outburst, though probably no one had heard. The sloth just stared at her. She sat up, and wondering if the sloth would run off because of the sudden movement. It didn’t. It just slid down her stomach and onto her lap, continuing to stare at her. “Where did you come {Read More}