My Writing: A Short Preview
After many hours of delete paragraphs and rewrites. I decided to share a short sample of my work -in-progress. Now, I will admit I disliked deleting paragraphs but it had to be done. Anyway, here is a short sample I checked in Grammarly and ProWritingAid for now I am leaving this Prologue a lone.
In silence, I studied the royal family who mingled with aristocrats and their spouses.
Somebody is a traitor. But who? I held my weapon hilt beneath my cloak.
A large full whiskered, black-haired aristocrat darted my way.Who is he?
You must protect him. Answered, a woman in my consciousness.
A nauseous sensation rose up from my stomach. I gazed towards the ceiling.
Fiery eyes met mine. We meet once more, Princess.
My heart stopped.
Grr! A low revolted from my colleague.
A whirlwind encircled us.
“What is transpiring?” My fingers slipped from his.
“I will search for you, my Love!”
“A-! ” The cyclone dragged me from my companion’s forearm.
Oh yes, I have a cliffhanger for my characters.
Of course, I could not leave without introducing my new four legged friend. I took this photo with my webcam. I think this photo came out okay. He’s twice that size now.
This little pup can bring a smile to a person’s face and cheer them up. Meet my little four legged friend Bandit.
Okay, after being away from my computer for a while. I got a chance to take more photo shots of the evening sky and try something new with these photos. I added a board around my photos. This is my first try with a board. I might add the boards to my other photos. but it takes a lot of time and patience to get it right the first time. Unfortunately for me, it took a while to get these photos to look this way.
A cold January evening a cool sunset.
After a foggy start at the beginning of the month. I finally capture a beautiful view.
I think I will always be amazed by how my photo shots turns out.
Okay, I think these photo shots came out okay. I think I will go back with a normal look for my photos.
Oh, I am having one of those days where everything, I read looks awful including some of my past posts. Which means some posts from the past, will be making a few appearance in the future.
Anyway, when I wrote this post, I was unsure about the Prologue title or page numbers. Each time I read the Prologue pages, there was something wrong with the paragraphs. This gave me a headache and bugged me. But after reading once more, I decided I had to cut a lot of pages.
Anyway, here is my work in progress.
Prologue: The Curse
The wind whipped through my long auburn hair. I stood before the one who betrayed my family. My eyes met his bitter blue eyes.
“I ask you once more, Grandmother.” The bearded man replied. “Where is the stone?”
“I will never tell you, John.” I replied.
“Old woman, you are foolish.” A young blonde woman commented next to her.
“No, you are the foolish one.” I stated. “For those who marry your children shall be cursed.” “She must be mad!” The crowds exclaimed.
The young king swung towards them. “Silence!” He roared out. “Your words mean nothing to me, Grandmother.” “Oh, you should, John.” My green eyes met his. “Each night green eyes shall visit you.” “We have our mystic to break any curse you cast upon us, Grandmother.” I glanced towards the stranger. He had black magic within him. Only mine was more powerful. “No mystic can get around this curse.” I answered. “Only 13 noblemen shall break this curse.” “Enough!” He exclaimed. “Get rid of her.” “With pleasure, Sire.” The hangman replied. He grabbed his victim with his strong arms. I discovered the black atmosphere surrounded him. Something dark and ancient was in the air, I glanced towards the stranger. “You’re a dark one.” The hangman placed the noose around her neck, the crowd glance with interest. While others began to laugh, drink, and dance. Oh my! It’s an enchantment spell! I thought. In, the shadowy corner of the castle’s walls. An archer shot a pure golden arrow and pierced the rope. Before anyone could react. A thick blue mist formed around she as she vanished. The stranger turned towards the crowd, the archer vanished. While a dark shadow formed around the crowd. No one saw it, nor known their faith that evening. The sky turned dark reddish and blueish. A Griffin formed in the distant cloud. Her curse rang through out time.
I think I will keep my new Prologue for now. But never know with me.
Okay, like I mention before I am not a poet. But when an idea takes form into a poem, I won’t hesitate to write it down. It’s a work in progress and a rough draft, which I will rewrite for a later post.
Okay, I admit I was going to leave my writing alone until after the holiday. Well, I realized one thing that was not going to happen I need to write. If I am not writing my work in progress, I am thinking of my future goals. I am taking very small steps before a giant leap.
Anyway here’s a sneak peek of my work in progress, that will offer new clues to Verona’s meeting with Robin, who has dark secrets.
Thought the misty forest he emerges. His heart is bitter for revenge on those, whom did him wrong. He steps forward towards the lake with his bow is in his right hand. His beast is ready for food. He halt, the icy wind slams into his face. My goddess!
There on the lake’s edge lies a young brunette woman. Ready for the lake to claim her once more.
She felt two strong arms around her waistline. “Don’t move, Child.” A deep voice replied. “I’ll have you safe in a minute.” You cannot keep her safe for long, Robin. A sinister voice in the distance stated. Be gone you sinister, B….! He threw his hands into space. His beast hunted now.
He lifted the young maiden and entered his forest once more. Aaron watched Robin carried Verona into the misty forest. He stepped through the dark shield, the forest allowed him entrance. He is the ancient one.
So, They are after him.
Dark green eyes meet his violet eyes. “You may pass ancient old.” A woman replied, “Keep them safe.”
Now, we know where Verona went to. But is she safe with Robin?
Okay, I have to admit when I first started writing this rough draft on post I was not sure I would finish editing it. Well, I proved myself wrong. After months of writing and editing this rough draft, I finally finished. Little sad to see this story end(for now that is.) And happy to be finally finish with this part.
Deep in a cavern a mist formed. A hooded man appeared. “She is in Sherwood.”
Hiss came from the dark corner. “My followers will find her and the keys.”
He bowed to leave. He hated this place and time.
“Is there more to report?”
“A younger woman appeared.”
Fiery eyes opened. “Who?”
“I do not know. I sensed darkness within her.”
“Her?” It hissed.
“Yes. A teenager with strange sword skills.” He cautioned.
“Her name?” It hissed furiously.
“Goes by Raven.” He replied.
Grr.. Came from the corner. “Find her.”
Okay, I will admit one thing the hooded man may or may not be Arthur. (Work in progress.)
Now, my next step is to leave this draft alone for a few days or weeks. Then read over and edit again. But never know with me. I might decide to add a few other work in progress.
No matter what others say. Always follow your dreams…