Wednesday, 23 September 2015

[Northspell 11] a friend of thieves


Irena dipped a hand into the bucket and scattered a handful of the dry sand. "I didn't do anything. At least...I was hungry, so I ate some berries. He said I was a thief, but I'm not a thief. A thief is..." she turned to look at Gia and Arkel, both of whom were staring at her. Gia had her fists on her hips, and Arkel had his arms folded.

"Did you pay?"

"You ARE a thief!"

Gia and Arkel spoke at the same time, Gia with her lip curled scornfully, and Arkel with something like delight in his voice.

Irena dropped the bucket, the sand spilling out onto the stone floor. "I'm not a thief, or a northwitch, or a gutter-rat or a...a... a chicken."

7 comments:

  1. I like these things that you post. They have a little bit of the quality of dreams.

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    1. Thank-you Jenny! You have no idea how much I appreciate that you take the time to read my stuff and comment. I'm trying to get my first draft written without (too much) over-editing and it's REALLY HARD for me. I can spend about five minutes deliberating on a word before rapping my own knuckles and ploughing on...

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  2. More please.

    Seriously though, if you could write another ohh.... five hundred pages(?), that'd be great. I want to know more about stolen princess thieves!!!!

    Beth x
    www.thequietpeople.com

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    1. Heaps of thanks, Beth, for reading and for your lovely comment. Check back soon - Irena's adventures are nowhere near finished yet...

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  3. Is this a book you're writing or just short stories? It's very good and I really like your writing style! Very unique. ;-)
    -Amy

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    1. Hi Amy. The book is a pre-teen fantasy called Northspell, about a princess who discovers that she has magic, which gets her into all sorts of trouble before she learns to control it. I'm currently writing the first draft, and sharing the process here on my blog. You'll also find extracts from Glory Brats; a pre-teen sci-fi about a mismatched group of kids who get mixed up in a war. Thanks for dropping by!

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    2. This is totally cool! I will definitely have to check back!
      -Amy

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