By- Donna Milward
Published On- July 20th, 2011
Published By- Staccato Publishing
Thoeba is a creature of light. As all things must be in balance, when the Energy created her kind it also created the darkness.
Thoeba’s world fell to darkness forcing her to flee. She came to Earth to protect the Energy, losing everything in the process.
Darkness has found a way to follow her and threatens to take this world as well.
With only humans as allies, can she succeed?
Thoeba’s heart lurched. For ten minutes the Energy hadn’t calmed down, hadn’t come back to Itself.
If anything, It retreated further. That frightened her. She feared it would die right then and there, and it
might be her fault. Surely her argument with the humans hadn’t caused this?
What had come over her?
She asked it of herself over again. It had been awhile since she had dealt with their species, but she
didn’t dislike them that much. She should have known better than to talk to them that way. They were
sensitive. Not to mention Peter had saved her life.
She hadn’t noticed the profound silence until a familiar scent caressed her nostrils like the touch of an
She turned toward the entrance.
A demon, in all its dark glory, took up the entire doorframe. Two red coals glowed from the shadows.
It hunched forward, as though the weight of its single horn were too much for its scrawny neck muscles.
It grinned at her, an expression as welcoming as a dinner invitation from a vampire, with bigger
She scanned for exits. Two windows, neither large enough to jump through. The only way out on this
floor was occupied. Any weapons she might use were in the kitchen where the monster emerged.
Options? Only the stairs.
Thoeba raced up, heard the beast lurching across the floor. She got to the top and ran for the veranda.
The French doors were open. She took a step, spread her wings...
And slammed to the floor.
Donna Milward lives in Edmonton, Alberta in a tiny house with a huge yard. She’s been writing all her life, but decided to put writing on hold to get ‘a real job’ as a meatcutter and build a future with her beloved troll, Dan and her cats Freya, and Spartacus Jones.
Twelve years later, an invitation to a Romance Writer’s Conference in Washington D.C. led not only to new friends and new knowledge, but to the inspiration to write again. Thoeba was completed the following year.
Donna likes to mix her fascination with reincarnation and all things paranormal with her love of mythology in her work, and has even written her own myth ‘The Sacred Truth” (on earthtothoeba.blogspot.com) as the lore behind Thoeba and future novels to come.
Donna enjoys fishing, gardening and canning. Despite these hobbies, she much prefers city life.