Friday, March 16, 2012

Tagged Again!

So.... like forever ago the wonderful Laura tagged me. And I am just now getting to it. Since I am so late... I won't pass the tag along to anyone specific. But if you would like to - go ahead :)

Here's how it works:
The rules:
1. Go to page 77 of your current MS
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy down the next 7 lines - sentences or paragraphs - and post them as they're written. No cheating
4. Tag 7 authors
5. Let them know

Here is a sneak peak into Shadowed Stones (since I technically don't even have one page of Three of Ivory

They were frightened; Lyni could tell that from the occasional sob or whimper that escaped their lips. Whenever one would make a noise the others would shush them, knowing that if Lyni was distracted they would all be dead, buried under a pile of cold stone.

Their situation was desperate.

Slowly she turned her back on the huddling servants, hiding the sudden tears that she could no longer hold back. She was tired, her whole body ached, and her head screamed with pain. At least all of this crowded out the gnawing complaints of her empty stomach. Lyni did not know how much longer she could hold out.

If it had only been her that Feldon had placed in the small room she would have given up quickly and accepted her fate. Her freedom from Feldon’s grasp was worth much more than her life and she could never sacrifice the lives of others, just to defy him. All this, the dark wizard knew and used against her.

Behind her one of the young servant girls was crying softly, and Lyni shared in her desperation. Her hold on the ceiling above them was weakening with each breath, and with each breath their deaths drew closer and closer. She hoped, at least, that the servants knew that she had tried her hardest to save them and given everything she had to ensure that they did not become victims of Feldon’s desire to control her.

The ceiling slipped a few more inches.

Lyni screamed with frustration and tried to push it back up, but it was no use, the endless strain had finally worn her down.

Ooo - I am so glad that this landed at such a wonderful point in the story! Enjoy!


  1. Of course your 'warning' made me come running over. I hate Feldon so bad! He needs to die, please tell me he dies!

    1. Well, if you really want to know if Feldon dies.... you will just have to finish reading the book!

  2. Oh my goodness - I wanna read more! This little section has me hooked!

    1. I am glad it got you hooked! To bad it can't be at the beginning of the story -because then I would have everyone hooked :)

  3. Such great descriptions and character development! Very nice!

  4. Nice section! I can feel the desperate tension in that room.