Teaser Time!

Lily and her guards returned to the Sanctuary and as soon as she was inside, she sent a couple to send for her father. She waited in the throne room for him, sitting in the throne, letting the magic weave around her and calm her. Theren entered the throne room and saluted her. “My Queen,... Continue Reading →

Voices in our heads

We as writers have quirks and eccentricities that non-writers do not understand. One of those 'quirks' is hearing our characters in our heads. Some of us have characters that simply help spur on the book by 'telling' us how the story goes as we are writing it. Other writers actually have their characters talk to... Continue Reading →

Before the Ball

Lily is sitting at her vanity, putting the finishing touches on her makeup when she hears a soft knock on the door and then Amyra talking to someone. After a moment, her great-grandmother walks in the room and smiles. “You are so beautiful Liliana.  I am so glad I could be here to see your... Continue Reading →

Week 2, Day 5 – Brave New World

Today's Prompt is: "You have an enchanted backpack that gives you exactly what you need for that day. Today, you pull out a sword." Lily is up before sunrise and tries to be as quiet as a mouse as she gets dressed, throws her hair up in a bun, and stands looking at a bag... Continue Reading →

Week 2, Day 4 – Brave New World

Prompt: "You open the door to your house, and walk into some Men in Black wrestling with an alien in your living room." (adjusted to fit my world) Lily walks up the steps of the gorgeous elven structure that she calls her home and realizes that the door is slightly ajar.  She pushes the door... Continue Reading →

Week 2, Day 3 – Brave New World

Prompt: "You're on an elevator that stops between floors. The doors open." After his meeting with Khilseith, Linvanu needed to have some time to think. He told his second in command to keep an eye on things and he'd be back in an hour.  He took a deep breath and looked at the contraption in... Continue Reading →

Week 2, Day 2 – Brave New World

Today's Prompt is: "You look outside one morning and realize you're looking at a completely different city skyline." Lily stretches, turns over, and opens her eyes and blinks as she focuses on the canopy above her.  It takes her a moment until she realizes where she is.  She sighs and throws back the covers and... Continue Reading →

Week 1, Day 7- First Lines

(This is just a taste of this scene. More will be added to it for the novel -- Enjoy!) Prompt: "They don't make handcuffs like they used to." ( I am changing it to magic nullification for the purpose of this scene ) They don't make magic nullification spells like they used to as Khilseith, number... Continue Reading →

Week 1, Day 5 – First Lines

First Line: "She closes her eyes then counts to ten." She closes her eyes, then counts to ten. The electricity crackling around her slowly subsides as she mutters the numbers under her breath. Her fists were clenched when the magick started sparking, but now she flexes her hands and fingers as she tries to breathe... Continue Reading →

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