So, since my blog is brand new, I thought what better way to break it in than to do the A to Z challenge, involving me posting a blog every day (excepting Sundays) throughout the month of April, each day corresponding to a letter of the alphabet. I have no idea yet what theme I will use for this challenge, or whether I'll even use a theme. I might just pick something random for every letter, or unrelated things that I'm very passionate about. :)
On an unrelated note, I'm so excited for pancake day tomorrow! I really love food (hey, maybe it'll be my F!) so I'm looking forward to a day of pigging out on pancakes!
So I actually wrote this piece for April's WEP, but I was ill so didn't get to post it in the end. I'm quite glad, as it suits this month's theme so much more.
Change of Heart
‘Are you ready for this?’ Paul asked.
Brian nodded, trying to steady his shaking hands.
‘You’re the only one who can defeat him,’ Molly said. ‘We believe in you.’ She stepped back to join Paul.
Brian balled his fists as he looked at the huge stone doors before him. He took a deep breath and pushed them open.
Before the doors closed, Brian glimpsed Paul and Molly turn and begin to walk away.
It took a moment for his eyes to adjust to the darkness inside. With a whispered word he created light in the palm of his hand, raising it so it would light up the room. It was empty apart from another doorway, much smaller than the first, hidden away in the corner. Brian marched through it and found himself in a large chamber, lit by many flickering candles mounted along the walls. Someone stood at the end of…
Celebrate the Small Things is a weekly bloghop hosted by Lexa Cain. The idea is to post anything you want to celebrate from the last week, no matter how small.
Here's what I'm celebrating this week:
- I've spent quite a lot of time working on my novel this week. I'm starting to get into the habit of writing every day, which is fantastic! I just need to get into the habit of blogging more often now.
- I found out a couple of weeks ago that I'm deficient in iron and vitamin B12, so I've been taking iron supplements and getting B12 injections. I'm starting to feel better, which is great; I didn't realise just how many problems it can cause if you're lacking in them!
- I made some banana muffins over the weekend which were lovely, and then cherry scones on Wednesday for a buffet at work - I haven't baked properly in so long, and it was lovely to do it again. There's nothing like the taste of something home-made.
Time for my favourite month of Write Edit Publish, the Halloween edition. I can't wait to see what everyone's come up with for this prompt!
Darkness ‘Faye, can you come with me?’
His voice is quiet, almost a whisper. He looks even worse than the last time I saw him; there are dark shadows under his eyes and his skin has a greyish pallor, dark stubble coming through on his jawline. It’s a stark contrast to the immaculately groomed man he was before.
‘Of course,’ I say, stepping forwards and closing the door behind me. ‘Where are we going?’
He doesn’t answer, but pulls me along behind him. Dry leaves skitter across the ground in the chilly breeze, and crunch underfoot. Autumn has arrived all of a sudden; I wrap my arms around myself, wishing I’d thought to bring a coat.
‘I wasn’t expecting to see you, it’s nice to see you out of the house. Are you … feeling better today?’ I ask gently.
He slows, staring down at his feet. ‘Yes,’ he says. ‘And I’ll feel even better once we’ve finished…