NaNoWriMo 2017

I decided this year to join NaNoWriMo and while having a bit of a slow start, I feel I am right where I need to be right now. I am figuring things out for this story and it’s coming alive little by little. SO much so that I want to share my favorite bit that I’ve written for my first draft of Escape from Serenity’s Edge. I hope you enjoy and please let me know down in the comments!


“You tell your Mr.Flint exactly what my husband told you yesterday. We’re tired of running your stuff through here. Enough is enough. Unless he’s going to share that with our town, he can go elsewhere. We don’t want him here anymore. We appreciate the stuff he has done, but we’ve all paid our debt to him tenfold and he needs to just move on!”

She waves her finger in Ryker’s face, her emerald eyes shining as she chews him out. She’s worked in a tavern since she was a child, starting when her parents had first opened the Jagged Lantern in Tattington, then moved it to Serenity’s Edge when things were getting too rough. She’s faced off with sky pirates, street urchins, and thugs as big as Dirk and wasn’t phased in the least at their threats.

Ryker grabs her finger and yanks her to him. Zeke and Gabe go to intervene, but Sebastian and Dirk grab both of them and hold their arms to their sides while Ryker deals with Violet.

“Look here lil’ lady. You talk a big game but you wouldn’t last workin’ for Mr. Flint so I suggest you calm down before we take you to him instead of your boy!”

“First off let go of me. Second of all you have no idea what I can and can’t deal with. We told you to shove off, so SHOVE…OFF.” She kicks him, hitting him in his knee, which causes him to let go of her. She runs behind the bar and grabs the pistol that’s sitting their and points it at them.

“Now. Let go of my boys and take yourselves back to Mr. Flint and tell him what I said before I put a couple new holes in you.” She clicks the hammer back and holds it steady, aimed right at Sebastian’s head. “Don’t test me boys. Let them go.”

inspiration for Violet Sparks
Purely inspirational photo for Violet Sparks, owner of The Jagged Lantern Saloon.

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