My hubby occasionally helps out backstage at the theatre just around the corner from us so has been absent with leave every evening this week. The production was Our House. A good show.
My kids both got commendations for pieces of poetry they had written at school. That’s exciting, since neither of them have shown much interest in school work whatsoever. School is just a place they have to go while I’m at work. I suspect the teachers have grey hairs with my kids’ names written all the way through them. I’m glad they have both redeemed themselves somewhat in their teachers’ eyes.
I hit 40k for Camp NaNoWriMo, so I’m well on target to reach my goal.
I’m pleased to share another few lines of my WIP (working title Genie) as part of the Rainbow Snippets Facebook group. Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week to share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).
Starfell was aptly named. The grey crag rose up from the sea like the jagged tooth of some enormous, prehistoric monster. The town lay on its more gentle north slope but could not be seen by any ship approaching from the south. All that could be seen was the sheer south cliff, so high it did seem to reach to the stars, and on top, perched precariously, as if a stiff breeze could dislodge it, stood Starfell Castle. It surveyed the sea below, and guarded the town like some unassailable watchman, dark and foreboding.
“You grew up here?” Tobrin asked, as if in awe of the sight as they watched from the deck of the ship.
“Yes!” Jayce replied a little wary of the genie’s tone.
“Hmm!” Tobrin nodded, his violet eyes twinkling in the evening sun. “That does explain a great deal.”
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Have a nice week everyone.