Time for the Sunday Fiction Post-up! Come share your current work-in-progress here. Like I promised, all dragons over at Romance Done Write. I’m still debating this whole world-building business and it’s a heck of a lot of work! What I’m about to post may be changed, so enjoy it now 😉
Dragons for real!
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I invite you to post your title, genre/sub-genre and about 100-150 words opening your third chapter. I know I have a few non-writers, so you may also post an excerpt from your current blog post-in-progress. No need for critique, just a little writer love.
Here’s mine :
I should be afraid.
The sirens scream as I sprint through the metal corridor, the lights overhead flicker. The Colony’s power grid must be on overload with the alarm and warning lights flashing. A surge of adrenaline races through my blood and replaces the self-pity I’d allowed to blanket my heart. Never again. I have duties, duties to The Colony which my judgement can’t be clouded by lesser things.
The hallway is devoid of recruits and colonists as the sound of my footfall mingles with the sirens’ ear shattering wail. My heart pulses steady and my breath slightly labored as I pump my arms. I may not be an Academie graduate, but the General will expect me to be there. Wherever there is.
How did a dragon breach the complex, let alone find a place to land among the treacherous mountainside? A Terra, the small earthen dragons which look more like their lizard ancestors, wingless and spike-tailed, wouldn’t trip an alarm of this magnitude.
Have a great Sunday! And Write on!