Time for the Sunday Fiction Post-up! Come share your current work-in-progress here. I’m in the dragon zone over at Romance Done Write at 20k. I have a steep daily goal of 1100 words a day and I’m having trouble hitting my word counts. But I’m gonna keep going.
I invite you to post your title, genre/sub-genre and about 100-150 words starting on the second paragraph of page 19. 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 can’t figure him out and it annoys me. Before I even joined the Akademie my peers competed against me, anything to prove the General’s daughter was no better than anyone else or my accomplishments were the result of favoritism. Those kinds of people I’m able to read, their motivations like a list scrolling down their skin. But Ryu, his choices stray from my expectations, they surprise me—and that’s dangerous.
Like he knows I’m watching him, Ryu picks up his head and looks me straight in the eye. His gray eyes stand out against the sharp angles of his bronzed skin and the semblance of a smile tugs at the corners of his mouth. If he thinks we’re friends after what I did in the arena today, he’s wrong. So I don’t turn away and shoot him a hard stare. It’s when I hear Captain Daskalov say my last name do I realize he’s not the only one staring at me. Every pair of recruits’ eyes is on me. Jamari kicks my boot from across the skinny boy between us who then glares at me like I did it. I’d glare at me, too.
Have a great Sunday! And Write on!