NaNoWriMo: The Runaway Queen, Part 20

"And you," Allison responded, trying to use as few words as possible. Alyssum's eyes darted around the immobile group. Quickly, she smiled brightly and clapped her hands before the widespread stillness could become awkward. "Come. Let us take our seats." Landick, Talone, and Jonathan shuffled themselves around so that Allison sat opposite the sorceress and … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: The Runaway Queen, Part 20

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NaNoWriMo: The Runaway Queen, Day 19

Chapter 6 Three days, and twenty-four hours, after turning twenty-two, Allison found herself in the quiet company of two young women. Wordlessly, they had helped her into a simple white gown with a fitted bodice, gently flared flowing skirt, and wide sleeves that hid her hands when her arms were down. Now they were twisting … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: The Runaway Queen, Day 19

NaNoWriMo: The Runaway Queen, Day 18

Jonathan woke suddenly, thrashing his covers off and nearly falling the three feet to the carpeted floor. Heart pounding, he pushed the plush comforter and silken sheets from his body with shaking hands. Taking a deep breath of the ocean air wafting in through the open window, he pushed himself from the bed and silently … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: The Runaway Queen, Day 18

NaNoWriMo: The Runaway Queen, Day 17

They rode on in comfortable silence. Chely's ears flicked at almost every sound, even the ones Cass couldn't hear, while Cass closed her eyes and breathed in the dark earthen scent of the forest. The dirt was damp and the air felt humid, as though a rainstorm had just come through even though the night … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: The Runaway Queen, Day 17

NaNoWriMo: The Runaway Queen, Day 16

Chapter 5 Cass buried her face in Chely's soft mane as the dhakyr sped towards the looming forest and whatever lay beyond. Chely hadn't been pleased about being forced from her nice warm stable stall, but Cass offered a few sweetcrisp apples and promised more. She was also sure Chely could see the panic in … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: The Runaway Queen, Day 16

NaNoWriMo: The Runaway Queen, Day 15

The dining hall was full, but Daniel didn't worry about having to find a seat for supper. He was disgruntled, having been looking forward to having supper with the palace guards, but Landick's order had been firm: the prince expected the younger prince's presence at supper. With a plate towering with smoked meats, fish, bread, … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: The Runaway Queen, Day 15

NaNoWriMo: The Runaway Queen, Day 14

Chely was true to her word, much to Cass's dismay. It wasn't that she hadn't believed the dhakyr; it was more of she had severely underestimated what she was capable of. Twilight was just starting to fall when they entered a neat town split in half by the dusty road, except it was paved over … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: The Runaway Queen, Day 14