#100WordChallenge – Wish

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Morning!

And the 15 minute writing bursts continue. This time, with a prompt from Thin Spiral Notebook, the 100 word challenge.

Prompt: Wish

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Despite everything I’ve seen, I know wishing and praying won’t get me anywhere. Still, that doesn’t stop me from wishing with every fiber of my being that Max would leave me the hell alone.

“You do realize I returned to school so I could feel normal.” Sitting under a tree on the campus green, I bury my face in a book. Beside me, they lounge without a care in the world. “Hard to do with an angel tagging along.”

“Would you prefer I watch from afar?”

I pause, uncomfortable with them stalking me. “No. Obviously not.”

“Then deal with it.”

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What kind of shenanigans can an immortal teenager and an angel get into? Stay tuned! I’m actually happy with the direction this is taking – the beginning way back when was a little too dark for my liking.

As always, think happy thoughts!

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#100WordChallenge – Future

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Happy Hump Day!

I’m having an oddly productive week. It’s a welcome change from the last few, but I’m not sure how long it’ll last. Don’t want to jinx myself by saying I’m back, but here I am. Today’s post comes from a prompt series I haven’t played with in a while – Tara’s #100WordChallenge over at Thin Spiral Notebook. If you’ve never seen it, give it a shot! It’s a fun time and always a good exercise.

Prompt: Future

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Before this whole immortality fiasco, I never gave the future much thought. At least, not any more than the average high school student does, you know? And now it’s all I can think about – it keeps me up at night.

What happens when my dad dies?

What happens when hundreds of years go by, and I’m still here?

I don’t want to think about millennia.

Max is the only one that I can talk to, but even they’re at a loss as to how to comfort me. Angels never give their own lives or eternity much thought. They just are.

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And that’s a peek into Paola’s anxieties. Stay tuned for where the story goes next!

As always, think happy thoughts!

#100WordChallenge – Secret

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Happy Thursday!

So last night, I accomplished what felt like an impossible task when I started – I made progress (actual progress, oh man!) on Withered Legacy. Can’t begin to describe how excited I am – I sat down for a whole hour and wrote nonstop, thanks to The Most Dangerous Writing App. It was the first time I was able to finish a session without losing my work, so hooray! My muse has been reinvigorated by this progress, meaning another session of panicked writing awaits me tonight!

Anyway, to break up the panic so all my writing doesn’t get done in stress-filled bursts, I’m cooling down with one of my usual prompts! This one happens to be Tara’s #100wordchallenge.

Prompt: Secret

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I’ve never liked keeping secrets, not really. My whole life, I’ve tried to be an open book, and yet here I am – hiding my existence from most of my village and keeping the vampire attack on Layla, and my subsequent murder of said vampire, from my family. I wish I could at least tell my dad, but Niklaus asked and I can’t say no. Our situation is dangerous enough – I don’t need to make it worse.

Niklaus took the body – at least I didn’t have to deal with that. Still, finding the silver lining will only take me so far.

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Ariella’s life sucks (ha! no pun intended) – but then again, it’s not like she’s the only one. Emma went through her fair share of issues, and Videl and Paola are currently no better off. Here’s hoping things start looking up for her soon.

As always, think happy thoughts!

Demonic run-on

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Hello!

First post of the day, but it’ll be a short one! I’m kicking myself because I missed out on last week’s #100wordchallenge. However, I’m going to participate this week and incorporate last week’s prompt into today’s response. It works out, too, because last week’s prompt, Demon, is more theme-based. This week’s prompt is to write a 100 word run-on, so hooray for playing with format!

Here goes nothing!

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Max sits in the dark with me, quiet, observant (expectant?) and though we’re both lit by the light of the TV, it makes them look ethereal, every bit an angel, or even a demon, asking of me what may be an impossible task I don’t yet understand – but I do know that, whatever they want from me, whatever the reason they had for making my mother replace me in purgatory, I’m not going to like it – at all – and I’m going to regret agreeing to it for the rest of my life, however long that may or may not be.

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I’ve never worked this hard to write a run-on sentence. It was fun! Plus, it gave me the perfect breather before picking up Provisional Freedom again.

Stay tuned for #ThursThreads later!

As always, think happy thoughts!

#100WordChallenge – Fear

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Hello again!

It’s been a pretty good week so far. I even read a book yesterday (gasp!). Really, though, I shouldn’t get ahead of myself. While it’s been a pretty productive week, I feel like it’s only a matter of time before something slips by me again. Fingers crossed it doesn’t happen.

It’s been a while since I’ve done a response to Tara’s #100wordchallenge, so this will be a little bit of a muscle stretch.

Here goes!

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Fear

I’ll never forget the terror in her eyes, the way she shook as I stalked toward her.

Ariella slides closer, wrapping her arm around me as she tucks her head under my chin before pressing a soft kiss to my neck. I struggle to contain the tremor, but remnants of bloodlust shoot through me, mingling with other feelings I shouldn’t entertain. When she looks at me now, there’s no fear – only worry and something else I hope I’m imagining.

It’s selfish to kiss her, but I do it anyway, hoping it’ll assuage the panic rising in my chest.

It doesn’t.

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Didn’t think I’d be writing about Niklaus’ panic today, but here we are! I think he’s my favorite character from the serials, but then again I’ve always had a soft spot for vampires. Angst has been hovering in the back of my mind with him, and I think some conflict (like they need more) is on the horizon for these two.

Friendly reminder: Trying to finish off this round of #TuesFlashFicTrain! Check out the prompt and hop on board!

As always, think happy thoughts!

A Bad Habit

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Hello again! And so soon, too. Feeling prolific today, I guess.

Stumbled across this prompt on my Facebook feed, and it fit too well into A Vampire’s Bride not to do a tiny write up. It’s only 100 words, too – couldn’t pass that up! The prompt comes courtesy of Tara R. over at Thin Spiral Notebook. She participates in a lot of the same prompts I do, and I’ve seen her 100 Word Challenge swimming around my social media feed and just haven’t gotten around to playing. Glad I could this week, though!

Prompt: “Habit”

Here it is, to contrast the super long post from earlier:

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According to his family, it’s a bad habit – a phase that will pass eventually.

“Niklaus will give into the bloodlust soon enough.”

“Animal blood won’t satisfy him forever.”

Unwilling to wait, though, they’re trying to push him into giving in. Ariella is supposed to make him succumb, but the more time he spends with his human bride, the deeper his resolve to abstain – despite his growing thirst. He’s supposed to drink from her – hell, he’s expected to turn her. But she doesn’t want that, and he’ll be damned if he hurts her more than he already has.

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Always happy to give a glimpse of what my male leads are thinking. Maybe I’ll write a longer post from his POV in the future.

Friendly reminder: #TuesFlashFicTrain awaits! Check out the prompt and give it a go 🙂

As always, think happy thoughts!