Weekend Writing Warriors #4

This is a continuation of my first chapter, so if you haven’t read the previous posts (or need a reminder) check out the first here, the second here, and the most recent here. To meet some new authors, read some great writing, or join in the 8-sentence fun, stop by at Weekend Writing Warriors!

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Just before the last taint of sludge was gone, Asa stopped, opened his eyes, and the blue glow of his magic rushed back into him–not a single Little looked up. Of course, they couldn’t see his magic, since they didn’t have any of their own–they just saw two grown-ups moving their hands over some plant.

Asa smiled, “Now it is your turn, I know you can do this.”

I didn’t remind him that we had been trying this for three years, with no success–yet the light in his eyes was so hopeful, so obnoxiously endearing, I couldn’t bear to refuse him.

With a sigh, I closed my eyes and settled myself, taking a long, deep breath.

I could feel the magic in my core, yet where Asa’s magic buzzed with energy, with vitality, mine felt dull and foggy. As if drugged, trapped on the other side of a thick curtain.

I tried anyways.

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I felt a little evil ending there, but I couldn’t help it 🙂 Read on next week to find out what is blocking Falcon’s magic, and see if she can overcome it. Only two more left before the end of the first chapter! Thanks for much for reading, hope to see you next week, and happy 8sunday!

 

Blog Post and Novel Excerpt © Victoria Davenport & the Coffee.Write.Repeat. blog

Weekend Writing Warriors #3

This is a continuation of my first chapter, so if you haven’t read the previous posts (or need a reminder) check out the first here and the most recent here. To meet some new authors, read some great writing, or join in the 8-sentence fun, stop by at Weekend Writing Warriors!Image

Asa pressed his lips into a thin line, but turned back to the table, where one of his beloved plants sat in the center. Sludge spores had begun to creep up its stem, its edges browning and tainted with rot. “First, you need to focus, steady your breathing, center your energy.”

He closed his eyes, and both hands reached out for the defiant blot of green. “Find your core, then the sickness–you’ll be able to feel it, reach out for that.”

As I watched, the silver-blue glow of Amaranthine radiated out from his chest, weaving down his arms and into his fingertips. It ventured from his fingertips onto the leaves, enveloping them in blue.

The sludge began to evaporate, wiped clean without a single touch–the plant straightened, and stretched as if waking from a long sleep.

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Now we’re finally starting to get somewhere 🙂 This is the first introduction to the world’s magic, and in the next post, you will see what makes magic a conflict for Falcon. With such short snippets, getting through the first chapter is taking longer than I expected, but I do hope you’ll stick around to find out what’s next. Thanks for stopping by, looking forward to all your posts, and Happy 8sunday!

 

Blog Post and Novel Excerpt © Victoria Davenport & the Coffee.Write.Repeat. blog