Name: Keith Pyeatt
Email: keithpyeatt (at) yahoo (dot) com
Title and genre: DAEVA -- Paranormal thriller
Pitch: Sharon upsets a demon's plan to influence mankind and becomes the key to its success. Her death will either empower the demon or destroy it.
1st 250 words:
Rothsirge crouched in a dark corner of the barn and waited. He excelled at waiting, having had centuries of practice, but tonight didn't test his patience. Only a few minutes passed before Fineena's slight silhouette appeared in the open doorway. Backlit by the moon, her blond hair glowed, but darkness hid her expression.
"Hello?" Her thin voice was scarcely more than a whisper. "Are you there?"
"I'm here," he said, rising to his full height, "just as I promised."
She made a soft sound he couldn't interpret, but when she glanced over her shoulder toward her house, Rothsirge knew she was trying to decide if meeting him here was a mistake. He could chase her if she ran, of course, but she'd probably scream as only a young girl could, alerting everyone in her house. He'd end up either fleeing the area or abandoning this body before her family could get their hands on it.
She glanced at her house again and shuffled back a step. He was about to lose her, and there was little he could do about it from inside this host. The simple mind gave him control of the body but limited use of his power. Maybe it would be enough. After all, he'd enchanted her easily enough this afternoon, and she'd come this far. He only needed to charm her a few more steps forward.
He moved into the moonlight and bowed theatrically. "At your service."
Fineena giggled and entered the barn.