I love me some online quizzes. A new one hit the Facebook feed this morning as to what RPG class you’d be. I took it with full confidence of the answer.
My friends saw my results and started taking the quiz as well. When the dust settled, I had a hell of a motley crew more closely resembling an asylum of trigger-happy damage machines. And as the conversation devolved, it naturally ended up on the subject of voodoo. Because these are my friends, that’s why. What follows is the scene that popped into my head as a result. I couldn’t NOT share it.
And, yes, my friends know who they are in this scene. If you know my friends, you ALSO know who they are in this scene.
The battle was, to say the least, vicious. Hordes upon hordes of enemies coming in waves at a haphazard party made of two Clerics, four Rangers, five Wizards, two Warriors, and a Paladin. The Paladin held the front lines and called out strategy while the Warriors mercilessly cut down bruisers, the Wizards nuked anything that looked at the tanks funny, the Clerics tried to keep the Warriors alive—the Paladin could heal herself—and the Rangers sniped the rest of the enemy army from a hundred meters away.
There did not seem to be anything changing in the status quo. It was a perfect stalemate. One Ranger stopped shooting and looked at another. “I wish we could start controlling the enemy and maybe make them help us!”
“Yeah, well, where are we going to find voodoo dolls out here?”
The first pursed her lips. “We could make them into voodoo dolls. Shoot needles at them. I’m pretty sure that one Cleric is into some dark arts.”
“Living voodoo dolls. That’s messed up. And awesome. Do we have needles?”
The question would go unanswered, as from the front lines came the Paladin’s yell, “NO VOODOO!”
The Ranger, who had thought her plan so brilliant, just scowled. “YOU’RE NO FUN!” she shouted back.
Her partner-in-crime was still thoughtful. “The Cleric is into dark arts?”
“I totally saw her taming a zombie. It was awesome.” She shouted at the front lines, “Can we have a zombie horde?”
A pause, then, “Only if you promise to clean up behind them!”
“Gee, thanks, Mom,” she huffed.
“At least she didn’t say no,” another Ranger noted dryly. He cackled. “Let’s go find the Cleric!”
If you love romance in the form of faerie tales with a modern twist, you should check out THE SHAUGHNESSY FILE (Kindle) (Nook). Prefer your romance with some high fantasy? Grab CHRONICLE OF DESTINY (Kindle) and it’s sequel, CHRONICLE OF SUMMER (Kindle). Read them and loved them? Give me a review! I love hearing from fans.