Completely rewrote first chapter!! Check out post 6 for updated 250!!
Started a brand spanking new story the other day. Thought to include the first 250 I dreamed up. I've been less active because I haven't had any new material to work on, but now I do! Totally new experience, trying my hand at poetry considering it is important to the plot of the book. SO, would love suggestions on how to spice it up.
Naked sight unseen
Lurks among the in-between
Of dying day
And prevailing night.
Those who believe, beware:
We are coming.
The whispers were worst at dying day, when sun bled furiously into sky.
I brought my palm close to shield my eyes from the ruthless onslaught of light. It seemed fiery, intense--as if some unparalleled force caused enough disturbance to shake even the mighty star that lit our world.
Whatever the disturbance, I was not curious to find it.
Turning against the glare, my surroundings came to focus. A breeze danced about my feet, coaxing me deeper into the courtyard. I gripped my necklace--father's golden ring--for courage. Directly ahead was an impossibly tall arch that seemed to bruise the deep maroon sky. I craned my neck in an effort to see beyond the intricate structure. It would take a minute--maybe two--to climb to the top. My fingertips traced the delicate designs embedded in the grandiose stone, searching for foot holds. I drew my fingers back and frowned. The stone was hot.
What is this place?
The pathway bowed to another breathtaking courtyard, filled with winding vines of ivy snaking skyward on granite pillars. Within the center of the courtyard sat a fountain. My feet crunched on pebbles as the breeze pushed me closer. The air thickened, growing hotter with each step. Water would be nice right about now.
I grinned at the idea of stomping through the fountain before scaling a pillar. Until a breeze shifted the air and I noticed something peculiar. The water was boiling.