well, ive decided to spend the next few months working on a book i'm writing and i wanted everyone's thoughts on this. its the first in a 4 part series. its a kinda a kids book but im trying to make it a little dark too. (you know how kids are with buying stuff these days.) It's about these 3 dogs that have lived peacefully in a place they call The Valley for the past 13 (dog) years with all the rest of the dogs that live there. When a dark force threatens to tear appart The Valley for good, They relize that they may be the only ones who can stop it. here's a preview of it! -------------------------------------------------------------------------- “I'm almost there, I can make it.” He could clearly hear the shouts and cries of dogs up ahead. Can this not get any worse? When he made it over the hill he could finally see the battle that was unfolding. It was a truly dreadful sight, all these dogs fighting each other, teeth bared in attack, and worst of all, the stench of blood reeked above everything else. How much more of this can we take? His thought was interrupted as a huge Doberman flung himself at him with full force, making a deep gash in his side. I don't know if I can make it. He looked over his shoulder he saw that the Doberman was coming back, with its teeth bared and running at him at full speed. As it made another attack, he yelped in pain when the dog bit into his leg. Immediately the dog sleeping next to him woke with a start, and hit his head on the roof of the cave. “Ow, whats the big idea?!” “Sorry Matt.” Hiro quickly apologized to his friend. “Be quiet before you wake everyone up!” snapped Alexis, Matt's younger sister. The three of them walked out of their den and breathed in the fresh spring air. It was a beautiful day, the cherry blossoms just blooming.“We better go get some food. I'm starving!” Matt complained. “You're always hungry, aren't you?” Hiro joked. So they headed out of the cave and into the woodland that surrounded them. With a few birds chirping overhead, and some squirrels and rabbits rustling the bushes ahead of them, they would have a good hunt. I wonder what that dream meant? Hiro thought quietly to himself. “Hey! Come look at this!” Matt suddenly shouted. They quickly ran to what Matt was staring at. Their pawsteps thudding against the forest floor. “Alexis wait!” Matt quickly shouted at his sister. She cried out in alarm as she nearly fell over the edge of a huge ditch. “Let's go around it for now.” Hiro suggested. The ditch was apparently the result of a small pothole that had formed overnight. It was about ten feet deep, enough to break a dogs leg if they fell over the edge by accident. As they were walking around the ditch, Hiro picked up an unfamiliar scent in the woods. “You coming?” His friend shouted.” “Yeah, I'm coming.” Hiro said as he ran to catch up with his friends. “We ought to warn the others about this when we get back.” He picked up the scent of a rabbit near by, and he snuck over to where it was hiding. It had to be the fattest rabbit he had seen all spring. All I have to do is sneak up and... His thoughts were interrupted as there was a loud crashing in the bushes in front of him and Matt came dashing at full speed right out at the rabbit. Startled, the rabbit ran straight into Hiro and he dispatched it with one quick blow to the neck. “You almost made me lose it!” “Sorry. But at least we caught it.” Matt stated. “What are you two doing now?” Alexis asked as she came out of the bushes behind them. “We caught a rabbit, want some?” Hiro offered. She nodded her head and the three of happily finished off the rabbit. “Well, I've had enough for this morning, let's go home.” Matt said. “Good idea.” Hiro agreed. They started walking through the woods on their way home, but a loud crashing was heard behind them. “Thats too big to be a rabbit.” Alexis stated fearfully. All of a sudden Hiro was bowled over by a giant dog. It wasn't a normal dog, it was black-purple all over, and it had no pupils in its eyes. It had dark energy radiating off of it, feeling of pure evil. “What the heck is that thing?!” Hiro heatedly asked, as he narrowly dodged another blow form the beast. “I don't know, but I do know that we're dead if we don't get out of here!” Matt exclaimed. As he said this the creature created a gash on Hiro's side. “Hiro!” Alexis exclaimed. “I'm fine. You guy's get out of here now!” “But-” before she could finish the creature aimed another blow at Hiro, just barely missing him. Then it rammed him straight into a nearby tree. He yelped in pain as the hard trunk hit his side. He could hear his heart pounding in his ears. All of a sudden his senses sharpened, he shoved the dog off with strength that wasn't his own. Then, he ran at it with his teeth bared, and hit it as hard as a landslide and bit into its side. Instantly the dog vanished with a long moan in a wisp of black smoke. Hiro fainted from exhaustion, to tired to walk another step. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- haven't thought of a name for the series yet. thats where i mainly need help.