I like all my stories, but this one marks a special time for me. I wrote it in-between wondering why I couldn't get A Fistful of Earth to work. Something was wrong, but I couldn't figure out what, because the main plot points were holding up no longer how I looked at them.
I decided to poke at how Lallie Nonsire, a probably baseborn girl raised in an orphanage, met her rulers and became friends with Silva Feyim, a girl who was daughter to the Prophet of the King and cousin of the ruling family. I figured there was a short story in there.
There was: a short story of 2,600 or 11 pages, entitled "Of Her Own". Writing the short story was the first time I felt myself completely in Lallie's head. Extrapolating from there helped me enter the head of the adult Lallie.
"Of Her Own" is available for $0.99 US from the "big 3" vendors (Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, & Amazon), and it'll reach other ones like Apple and Kobo over the next few weeks.
"Of Her Own"
All young Lallie Nonsire wanted was a quiet life, minding her own business and ignoring what she was by birth.
After her magic betrays her by saving a friend's life, she'll settle for escaping Saf before she's turned into a live torch.
But where can the child of a despised race go?
***A short story of 2,600 words or 11 pages.***
CONTAINS: Some violence.
You can find it at the following vendors:
- Smashwords (My own vendor of choice for buying e-books; get DRM-free files in multiple formats.)
- Barnes & Noble
- Amazon US
- Amazon UK
- Amazon DE
- Amazon FR
I hope you enjoy!
ETA: I have no idea where my post title or labels went. I had them in here when I started the post. *scratches head*