Time for the Sunday Fiction Post-up! Come share your current work-in-progress here. I’m in the dragon zone over here at Romance Done Write at 14k. I have a steep daily goal of 1100 words a day, cross your fingers I can keep it up! It’s definitely a challenge. Here’s what’s going on.
I invite you to post your title, genre/sub-genre and about 100-150 words starting on the second paragraph on p. 8. 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 :
The dragon’s yellow eyes flicker to me, clouds of black smoke seep from its nostrils and the corners of its mouth. I’d caught the Stoker off guard when I tackled Ryu, but this time I won’t be able to dodge the flames. I don’t have time to reach for an arrow, and I don’t have time to run. That leaves me with one option, but I have to get closer. I take a step forward with my gaze locked on its yellow eyes. The scaled beast doesn’t move except for its double-lidded blink.
Closer. Blink. Another step. Blink.
I’m so close the smell of charred roolwood makes my eyes water, the acidic fumes burning the insides of my nose. From the normal size of the Stoker’s pupils I know it won’t attack…yet. I close my eyes for a moment, pooling courage into the center of my belly for what I’m about to do. My heart races as I will my hands to stop shaking. Then I open my eyes, lunge forward and slide my hand along the shaft of the arrow until it plunges into the dragon’s chest.
Have a great Sunday! And Write on!