But I am happily going to my doom now, because, ta-da, my entry for Rooglewood's Five Enchanted Spindles contest is being written!
So. Onto the rules of doom.
The 777 challenge requires you go to Page 7 of your work-in-progress, scroll down to Line 7 and share the next 7 lines in a blog post. Once you have done this, you can tag 7 other bloggers to do the same with their work-in-progress.My entry is yet untitled, which makes for clumsy reference. "Five Enchanted Spindles entry" or "Sleeping Beauty retelling" don't quite roll off the tongue. But I'm sure something will float to the surface of my inspiration bog, and I shall wash all the boggy goop off of it and give it a nice home at the beginning of my Word document.
Ahem. On with the show. This scene is from the perspective of Aleida (pronounced Ah-LIE-dah), the fairy steward of the nation of Iror.
But death? Could such a thing be softened?
[Aleida] clenched her eyes shut. I am not skilled enough. I can barely monitor Iror’s borders, much less reverse the spell of a fairy so powerful. A trembling began, starting in her hands and moving up her arms, down her body. If the princess would die in sixteen years, there would be no heir.
Thanks again for the tag, Victoria! I shall leave this 'doom' floating here should anyone care to walk the plank themselves. (I don't know why, but the whole doom thing brought a mental image of a pirate's plank.) Let me know if ye should choose this fate, matey!*
*Ayiyi. What is with me? Doom and pirates and bogs of inspiration?And not to worry, I still have a post scheduled for tomorrow morning.