Hi all. I was over at J.A. Belfield’s blog today and she posted a #FreeviewFriday of her short story, Escort to Insanity (read excerpt here) that will appear in the Make Believe anthology in December. She invited those who wanted to participate to jump on board, so here I am!
Like Julie, I posted an excerpt from my short story, The Amulet of Ormisez, a few weeks ago. If you missed it, you can read it here. I’ll give you some time to read it.
Yay, you’re back! Did you like it? As you can see, Elton Fletcher has been warned of changes in his brother, Cayden. Let’s take a look at Elton’s and Cayden’s first encounter since Elton’s return home.
Ferris poured two glasses of apricot brandy and handed one to Elton. “Her name is Felicity. She is your brother’s wife’s handmaiden.”
The sweet, nutty liquor spewed from Elton’s lips. “Wife? Cayden married? When? Why wasn’t I told?”
“Four months ago,” Cayden’s deep voice drifted from the open doorway, “and how could I tell you? You were gallivanting across the open seas, chasing some silly dream.”
Gone was the scrawny appearance of youth. In its place stood a chiseled, broad-shouldered man, clean-shaven with steely, wide-set eyes and an olive complexion. A black and red orchid had been inked into his rippled chest. Clad in white silk pajamas trousers and an open black and gold silk robe, Cayden faced Elton with the arrogance of a Greek god. Elton was certain that if he’d met his brother on the street, he wouldn’t recognize him.
Elton didn’t like what he saw or the tone that lingered on Cayden’s words.
Things have changed.
There you have it. No more, no less. What did you think?
Do you want to share a #FreeviewFriday snippet of your published story or W.I.P? If so, feel free to grab the hashtag #FreeviewFriday and post 8 – 10 sentences on your blog of a W.I.P. you’re working on or a published piece. All I ask is that you link back to my blog and/or post a link to your post in the comment section below. I’m all about spreading the word and driving up numbers.
Also, if you are interested in getting first dibs on the Make Believe anthology before anyone else, stay tuned. Exciting details coming within a couple of weeks and you won’t want to miss them!
- #FreeviewFriday #BlueMoon! (jabelfield.wordpress.com)
- Pure’s Getting Into Fancy Freeview Boxes (gizmodo.co.uk)