Just a reminder there are a few end of the month blogfests: if you are not signed up check them out, and if you are well I'll see you at a few: August 30th- Fairy tale blogfest , Aug 31st- Fight blogfest (sign up no later than 30th), and Aug 31 is the deadline to e-mail for the Flash fiction contest.
Andaya concentrated on the panthers. She thought of their slick dark fur, yellow eyes, and them helping her with the last shadowed monster. She pleaded in her mind for their strength and held her breath. A heavy sensation settled between her shoulder blades. Her arms worked alone as they peeled her from the sticky black substance. The sensation did not lift until Andaya's feet stood firmly on the ground. As soon as she steadied herself the built up pressure lifted as if it were a great release.
“Time to run!” Moon Meadow yelled.
“What do you mean time..to...” Andaya watched in horror as a huge slimy black beast slopped into the hole diminishing the moon light with it's bulky slick frame. Black goo dripped from its mouth and fell with a sick thud to the non-compliant sticky ground. She broke in to a run. “Do they all drool?” Andaya asked in short gasps following the bright pixy down the tunnel. The walls were covered in black slop as well as the ground, it was everywhere.
“I guess. I don't enjoy running into him much,” Moon meadow said.
Andaya snuck a glance behind her shoulder, nothing. She stopped.
“Why isn't it following us?” Andaya asked. The pixy darted to Andaya's shoulder to see.
“I don't know...” Andaya held her breath, the pixy's wings no longer fluttered. Nothing. Andaya turned in small sections to look all the way around, no sound and no monster. She took a couple steps forward, her foot landed in a very warm puddle.
“Moon Meadow, would you light up above my head?” Andaya whispered. She held her breath as the pixy fluttered slowly up. A huge pile of drool slopped over the pixy and landed on Andaya. The stench alone as it slimed down her face, covering her in sticky ugliness, made her pass out as it entrapped her form.