Jasmine felt her lungs expand as she took what felt like the first full breath she’d taken since walking into the strange room. Taking a moment to make a sweeping glance around the room once again, Jasmine’s eyes stopped on the large stuffed head hanging over the fireplace dominating one end of the cavernous room. Large tusks curved over the wild boar’s snout and almost reached the beady eyes staring back at her. A small clearing of the throat from the man sitting across the desk from her brought her attention back to the green eyes filled with concern staring back at her.

His deep voice held a slight southern accent as his words attempted to penetrate the fog clogging her brain and stilling her tongue.

“Miss Arnet, are you okay? Can I get you anything? Coffee? Tea? A glass of water, perhaps?”

Jasmine slowly shook her head, trying to clear the fog before attempting to speak.

“Could you repeat what you just said?” She was a bit surprised her voice still worked, seeing how every other part of her seemed to still be frozen in shock.

Mr. Green Eyes seemed to relax his guard a little bit, now that he’d captured her attention once more. “I said, would you like coffee, tea, or maybe a glass of water?”

Jasmine suddenly sat ram rod straight in the overstuffed chair which seemed slightly out of place with the rest of the furniture and said with a slight panic in her voice,

“No! I mean the part when you said my father might not be my real dad…”


Now it’s your turn! Who’s Mr. Green Eyes and why does he think Jasmine’s dad might not be her biological parent? Add to the story or start one of your own on the comments below…










International best selling, award-winning author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna is a BOOK NOOK REVIEWS host providing the latest book reviews on all genres of children’s books, and the host of WRITERLY WISDOM, a resource series for writers. Donna is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and Children’s Book Insider. She is a lover of dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection. Donna’s latest book, LUNADAR: Homeward Bound (a YA fantasy), is now available in eBook and print form from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, and other online retailers.


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