Details, they are so fundamentally important in storytelling. I didn’t realise many years ago that it were the details, which made me love stories.
If there were two minutes left, what would you do? Nora mulled it over as she looked out over the city. The bonfire roared in the middle of the central square. The flames blazed up, snapped and danced as erratically as her own temper.
Nora’s long fingers stroked Bentley’s neck. The warmth underneath its scales gave away the impatience simmering inside its body. It craned its neck and its jaw snapped.
‘We’ll get there soon, Ben. It has to be done.’ The bonfire reflected in Bentley’s eyes. They were as big as Nora’s fist by now. They’d grow bigger, she was sure.
From a distance a loud cry sounded. Nora placed her foot on one of Bentley’s leathery wings and pulled herself up. She clenched her thighs around the dragon’s neck and took a firm hold of two large scales.
The cry was followed by the sound of a horn. Nora whistled and Bentley started moving, its great talons clawing through dirt and stone alike. Continue reading “Griar’s Fate (Short Story #2)”
There are a lot of writing contests out there. Many of them seem to be merely there to collect money from hopeful authors. There is quite a number of competitions, though, that can truly make a difference for your career. Plus: they are fun to participate in. I recently discovered one I’m eager to participate in myself: the Writers of the Future contest.
For a while now I’ve been working on a fantasy story: The Fourth Ruling. I thought I’d write a little update on my writing process so far and give some insight into what it actually is I’m writing. Especially since once this one is done, I’m planning to go through the frightening process of trying to get published. Fingers crossed! But for now, here’s my journey so far…