This is an excerpt from this year’s NaNoWriMo novel, which is still a WiP and which doesn’t have a real title yet. (The Word doc is called “T&A” for Ta’elsin and Arrek, the main characters, but I gave it a working title of Betrayal for NaNo and Wattpad purposes.)
This excerpt picks up from last week’s post.
(This is a very rough first draft and may or may not have been creatively edited to fit the 10 sentence limit.)
“What’s with you?” Berrebren demanded.
“What – what is this place?”
Berrebren frowned and glanced at the building. “The Temple of Misdem. You were imprisoned here, weren’t you?”
Ta’elsin swallowed hard and nodded: he was still shaking and he willed his muscles to stop but they ignored him. “I know it was a long time ago, and it shouldn’t still bother me, especially as I don’t have any really clear memories of it, but I can’t help it, I…”
“It wasn’t that bad,” Berrebren snapped. “You survived. And you met Sagyl because of what happened, became a wizard because of what happened.”
“No, it wasn’t all bad,” Ta’elsin agreed softly, but it wasn’t Sagyl’s face that he saw, but a pair of warm brown eyes, a hand holding his own, wrapping a blanket around him. He closed his eyes, holding to the memory of the blanket.
(The prologue is available on Wattpad if you’d like some background information.)
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