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A smile flew across the boy’s face when he covered his eyes with his forearm. His body, leaned against the vibrant oak trunk. “Twenty!” He counted with a giggle in his voice. Several small feet scattered away from the boy and into the woods. “Nineteen!” He shouted, softly kicking the grass up. Slowly, he counted down from nineteen and started to get anxious when he came upon the tens, nines, eights, sevens, sixs, fives, fours, threes, twos, ones. His body flipped around and his eyes went hunting. “Ready or not here I come!” He dashed forward, glancing behind each oak tree that stood tall.
“Where are you~?” He sang, biting down on his lip. Giggles rang in the air. His legs, searched for laughter like a dog but instead lead him deeper into the forest.
“Where could they have gone?” He questioned himself, pondering if they left him. He stopped, however, when he landed in front of the cave.
Just as he was about to listen and turn back around, a shadow glided itself in the corner of his eyes. His lips, peeled back, revealing teeth.
“There you are!” He shouted, lunging into the cave. Laughter ensued as he chased after the shadow, down into the cave.
“You’re never supposed to go in there.” His dads’ voice echoed in the back of his head.
“Because it’s dangerous, that’s why!”
His stopped himself at the edge of the cave. Rocks, cascaded down the cliff into the darky unknown. He panted, taking a step back. His eyes raced to examine the gaping hole that stood in front of him. He swallowed, taking another step back. Darkening giggles, echoed, before something shoved his body over the cliff.
“I. F.O.U.N.D. Y.O.U.”
spec4huff: Thank you for creating this world. I am a 6'3" veteran that thinks himself tough. But the piece of literature you have created made me misty eyed on a number of occasions. I want a love like this. Thank you again, I would totally buy this book and hopefully the sequels to this ever enchanting lov...
catd69: Karim is a very talented writer. When I started reading his journey it took me into the book and I was in the story till the end. I've never felt this way with any other writers stories. If you want to read a gripping adventure, this will be the one book I would suggest you pick.
mullikin902: Do not start reading this book unless you have enough time to finish it in one sitting, because you will not be able to put it down! Superlative! Addictive! Deliciously wicked characters you can't get enough of. Impatiently waiting for the sequel!
Hudson: Your story was fantastic Erin! The Rising Sun was one of the first stories I read on Inkitt, and I have to say I don't regret the three to four days I spent pouring through the story.Probably the biggest strength I see in your writing is your characterisation of Eliana, Oriens, and the rest of th...
Cat32: I enjoyed the good versus evil aspect of this novel, especially as the protagonist has to discover how to access that good to save his family. I sat down to begin reading this story, and only put it down long enough to eat with the family! the book does an excellent job of building the suspense, ...
ernbelle: When I first started this story I was a little unsettled by all of the information that appears in the prologue, and wasn't sure if I would continue. However, I am very glad I did. The plot was very well thought out and really interesting. There were not any page breaks or markers to acknowledge ...
Marijana1: The melancholy present throughout this story has the power to influence and etch into the minds of the readers, to stay there and refuse to leave even after they have finished reading the story. This is a deep, powerful story, making the readers wonder about everything – about love, about their e...
harry142018: This story was gripping and very professionally written. With lots of twists and slight of hand tricks, the author deceives the reader until finally showing their cards at the end. With several subplots all intertwining to create the main plot, this really is an interesting and engaging read.