Time for the Sunday Fiction Post-up! Come share your current work-in-progress here. I’ve been chugging along on my dragon novel, it’s been slow some days, but I’ll have to push through the next month with large word counts. Wish me luck!
I invite you to post your title, genre/sub-genre and about 100-150 words starting on the first paragraph of page 31. 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 inch forward enough to peek around the edge of the entryway to get a look at what is a gaping hole in the ceiling of the recruit commons room when I spot Jamari. Relief washes over me when I see she has all her limbs. She’s wedged in the small space created by one of the bookcases fallen against a long metal study table. Our eyes meet and I see the hard determination in her eyes I often see in field exercises. She’s got a plan.
Jamari’s eyes dart to the other side of the room. Huddled in front of a pile of debris that looks like large part of the mountainside caved into the room, is a recruit tucked into himself. He’s small, maybe no bigger than me, his dark eyes are wide and even from across the room I see him visibly shake. Lurking behind in a cloud of gray smoke, the Stoker’s low guttural purr rumbles in its throat and the sound sends a tremor through me that’s both thrilling and frightening. I wish I could see more than its silhouette.
Have a great Sunday! And Write on!