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SILVERWOOD: A HEALING comic

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From the SILVERWOOD stories. In this comic Helen Silverwood is only three years old, but already her life is pretty eventful. ...

From the SILVERWOOD stories. In this comic Helen Silverwood is only three years old, but already her life is pretty eventful.
SILVERWOOD is the story of the Silverwood clan, a family trying to keep it together in space and time while battling ancient shape-shifting, human-eating monsters.
For more of Betsy's work visit http://www.betsystreeter.com.

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    SILVERWOOD: A HEALING comic SILVERWOOD: A HEALING comic Document Transcript

    • SILVERWOOD: a healing A SILVERWOOD COMIC BY BETSY STREETER ©2013 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED WWW.BETSYSTREETER.COM
    • at midnight... kate silverwood switches on the bedstand light. her husband, gabriel, rolls over and squints at her. “babe, you’re not sleeping,” says gabriel. “i never can sleep when this happens,” says kate. “i just... can’t. i mean, what if something goes wrong?” “she’ll be okay says gabriel. ,” “this is the arrangement we made. it’s okay every time.” “that doesn’t stop me from worrying,” says kate, brushing her hair from her eyes. thumping noises from the kitchen, and then a crash. must have been a glass left on the counter. they must tidy up better next time. “i’m just gonna... sit up and , wait. until the visit’s over,” says kate. “okay says gabriel. “that’s ,” your right as a parent, i think. i’ll wait with you, if you want.” “thanks,” says kate. silverwood: a healing | page 1 ©2013 betsy streeter
    • helen silverwood, three years old, slides out of bed. her visitor is in the kitchen. silverwood: a healing | page 2 ©2013 betsy streeter
    • silverwood: a healing | page 3 ©2013 betsy streeter
    • her visitor is a male, this time. kind of young. he needs a minute to recuperate, collect himself and get used to being a human again. he’s been battling for his life, his mind, for days. the tromindox, humaneating creatures, they absorb you and live off your brain energy but sometimes, a hu. man with a strong will gets the upper hand and escapes the process. it took everything he had to make it to this kitchen. helen takes this opportunity to get out her tea set and place it on the kitchen table. “they told me you won’t remember that i was here,” says the man. “what they didn’t tell me, though, was that you would serve tea. thank you, helen, you are very kind.” he sips, gently holding the tiny cup between his fingers. helen looks at him, but her face remains blank. “i should be going, young lady says the ,” man. “i need to get back to my family and you need to get back , to bed.” silverwood: a healing | page 4 ©2013 betsy streeter
    • “thank you, helen silverwood, you saved my life. and thank you to your parents. i’m sorry that you won’t remember me, but i will remember you. and if you need anything, i will be there. for you, and for your family .” silverwood: a healing | page 5 ©2013 betsy streeter
    • “mommy!” “she’s waking up quicker,” says kate. “what if she wakes up while it’s still here...” “We’ll deal with that when - if - the time comes,” says gabriel. “don’t worry babe. she’s okay i promise.” , . kate goes to her daughter. silverwood: a healing | page 6 ©2013 betsy streeter
    • “mommy i had the dream , again.” “the dream with the monsters in it?” “they’re not monsters, mommy they’re people. peo, ple who are trapped. i let them out, mommy .” “okay but from your de, scription, they sound like monsters.” “this one was a man, mommy . he said he knew you and daddy he said he would be . there to protect us.” “they will be,” says kate. “they will be there to protect us.” “are you sure?” says helen. “i am as sure about that as i am about your beautiful eyes, bug,” says her father, appearing in the doorway . kate and gabriel tuck their daughter in, and go back to bed. the end silverwood: a healing | page 7 ©2013 betsy streeter