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

NaNoWriMo: The Runaway Queen, Day 13

Chapter 4 Cass stared, mouth slightly agape, in disbelief at the noble creature before her. When Marianora had told her about the beautiful, regal dhakyrs, she had pictured something straight out of a fairytale. What she saw was a horse with six legs. Other than the two extra legs and eyes that seemed to be … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: The Runaway Queen, Day 13

NaNoWriMo: The Runaway Queen, Day 12

Jonathan furiously paced across Allison's sitting room, his movements so fluid that she began to think of him as a tidal wave. But she didn't blame him. It was mid-morning and they still hadn't heard anything from Landick or Talone and hadn't seen Daniel since supper. "Would you stop fidgeting?" Arnold hissed in her ear, … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: The Runaway Queen, Day 12

NaNoWriMo: The Runaway Queen, Day 11

Cass turned to the plate in front of her and was surprised at how filled it was. Two hunks of bread sat shoved to one side, making room for a small mound of berries and what looked like a long sliced apple, three fat sausages, and a dozen cubes of yellow cheese. She poked at … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: The Runaway Queen, Day 11

NaNoWriMo: The Runaway Queen, Day 10

"It's dark in here," Allison said as she looked around. There were no lights on, so the only light came from the sconces that glowed outside the windows. A light breeze wafted in through one open window, otherwise the rooms were still. Picking their way through the dark rooms, Allison found a low table and … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: The Runaway Queen, Day 10

NaNoWriMo: The Runaway Queen, Day 9

Her eyes narrowed slightly as they carefully studied and committed to memory the route to Time. She didn't even know why she wanted to run, but everything in her was screaming at her to leave. She had no idea how to get back to Earth, so a seemingly, and hopefully, idyllic island would be perfect. … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: The Runaway Queen, Day 9