So there's a couple of memes that I decided to edit into this: I'm going to post the first lines of all my WIP that have a complete draft but not a revision I like yet. Now to just get some edited!
Seven Days. Waiting to Wake
"You have seven days. Live them."
Breath. [ Jaguar's story ]
Jaguar kneels over the small sleeping form of her young brother.
Breath. [ Ivallyn's story ]
The Collector, Mavren, looked up from the counter when the tiny brass bell tinkled over his opening door.
Breath. The Great Cat and His Soul
Here in the land of the five cities, long before the king and the princes, the queen and the princesses, there was an emperor and empress and a little empressina.
Breath. Artisan's Breath
Alya carefully creased speckless cream linen over the perfect white parchment of her letter—the way her mother taught her.
Kingdoms and Thorn. Dowse and Bleed
Rachelle waited until the restless aches dancing through her upper body were outright pain before she finally forced herself to quit making endless cups of coffee and fished a mottled green star out of the embossed pink tin she kept on the granite kitchen countertop.
Kirana pressed her hand tightly to the young boy's chest, her own chest feeling squeezed as life wrung out from between her fingers and into his body.
Kingdoms and Thorn. [ Teller's Story ]
Word came at dawn of the newly outfitted military station in Westerfields, that vast uninhabited territory between Glaston and Edyll, both kingdoms cities.
Faeology. Edge of Salvation, Edge of Fear (expanded)
Markus and Shellayne hated each other, but as the only arcana-keeper interns available, they were stuck closing the Library of All Knowledge.
Got any first lines to share?
A meme I did once a long time ago from the incomparable xenokattz:
a) a fandom/original world
b) a character/pairing
Then add any (or all) of the following
1) an image
2) a quote (but not in the same fandom)
3) Your battle cry
4) a recipe
First 10 prompts will get a
strict drabble commentfic; that is, a 100 words very brief fic. No promises after 10 although I'll do my bestest.
and other short stories of Vardin
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John Henry saw a healer touch a dying child and the little girl walk away. Rhiannon de Alyón is a Vardin hunter with orders to ensure his silence. She failed to reckon the price she would have to pay to succeed.
A hunt gone wrong, a child’s uncontrollable power manifested, and a horror about to be unleashed. A young hunter, Pesheneh, must join her father and his team to rescue the child from capture and her nation’s secrets from being revealed.
Born in a land hidden and separated from the rest of Europe by the Barrier, Casal is caught between two sides of her heritage. Will she bind herself to the land as a Guardian—or do the dangerous work of the Hunters who cross the Barrier?
Three stories of hunters with fantastic powers and the Barrier between two worlds.
Prompt: A memory from your chosen character.
In “Of Memory and Making,” Connor makes the decision to not share memory with his significant other. The choice seemed so significant to me and in_the_blue mentioned it. Here I wanted to show the healthy relationship established and continuing to develop between another couple whose memories have affected them just as deeply, if not more so. Here is a woman who has more self-control than anyone I have ever met. And there is a reason why.
She remembered the akhlakhai. She did not honor them.
It is Llereya’s birthday, a day for remembering what has gone before, but these are things she remembers alone. She does not like to honor her birthday.
Into the Temple of the Sun
Nyx, Fae Alend
Prompt: Who are you? / Here on a high shelf / In webbed flask I / Hook up my folded self...
So when I first got this prompt, I knew this was the story I wanted to write. It just took a few tries to get it right. Enough anyway.
Nyx was a wrongness that should not be.
Nyx is dying for fear that when she is reborn, she will cease to be… Nyx.