The prompt for this week is Works In Progress. Today’s topic is “First Paragraph”, Wednesday’s is a “Character Interview” and Friday’s will be “Your Lightbulb Moment”. I’ve been looking forward to this week since I first read about BBF!
So, without further ado, here is the first paragraph of THE STONE PILLAR…
The bellow of the earth dragon nearly deafened him and Nathaniel’s hands were slick with sweat as he gripped his spear with white knuckles. Aaron’s face showed serious concern as he stood beside his friend, and with good reason. Magical construct or not, this dragon could hurt or even kill you, as all of the Guardes-In-Training had witnessed earlier that day. Michael got too close to a sizable fire dragon construct and took a razor-sharp tail spike to the chest, dying instantly.
This is actually not the ‘first’ paragraph since there was originally a very, very long prologue that I cut years ago. I still have it filed away, since the information is very important to the overall story. I might, some day, turn that prologue into its own book since I find the back-story of the Academy terribly interesting.
Tomorrow, we’ll sit down and interview one of my characters… stay tuned!