Oathbreaker

I’ve had a secret project underway for the past fortnight…I set myself the challenge to write the first draft of short novel in a month.  To make myself more accountable, I’ve been posting at least one chapter of it a day on Wattpad.  The novel is called “Oathbreaker”.

Summary

“Be my wife.” The words were so quiet, Eleri wondered if she had really heard them.  ‘Please, Eleri.  Be my wife,’ he said again, louder and with even more intensity.”

Eleri, priestess of the Green lady, has waited for so long to marry her tribe’s champion, Celyn.  Finally the date is set for Midsummer’s Eve, when the tribes have gathered in the valley to celebrate the longest day at the stone circle perched up on the hill.  But nothing is as it seems…

A glimpse of a bird circling over the stones foretells of doom…and maybe even death.

An oath is made.  A oath is broken.  And Eleri’s life changes forever.

“Oathbreaker” is a story inspired by ancient history, mythology and the landscape.  If you enjoy historical fiction with a dose of fantasy and the retellings of myths, legends and folktales, you might enjoy this too 🙂

You can read it for FREE here.

If you do decide to give it a read, I would welcome your thoughts – and feel free to give it a vote or three over on Wattpad too! 😉

The more reads and votes it gets, and the more interest is shown in it, the higher it appears on the rankings and more people will see it.  If you’re on Wattpad let me know your username and I’ll hop over and follow you – in the least stalker-like way possible 🙂

Thanking you in advance.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Excavating the Archives: The Beguiling of Merlin (Part 1)

The Beguiling of Merlin by Edward Burne-Jones (picture credit: Wikipedia)

 

The air was full of the heady scent of blossom. Nimue swayed captivatingly in the soft moonlight, an enticing smile playing on her lips.

Merlin reclined in the branches of the low-growing tree. She knew he was watching her.  She could feel his eyes on her.

Every now and then, words both ancient and powerful, escaped her lips as she read from a book of magic.  Every now and then, she deliberately caught his eye and laughed sweetly.

The look on his face told her all she needed to know.


Part 1 of The Beguiling of Merlin is told from Nimue’s perspective.  To read Part 2, told from the perspective of Merlin, click here.

This piece was first posted on this site September 2015, here

https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2015/09/14/the-beguiling-of-merlin-a-drabble/

Penelope

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Penelope by Dante Gabriel Rosetti (picture creidt: Wikipedia)

Weaving in and out

Back and forth

Undoing what’s been done

All for a little time

Men watching her always

Her young son

Thinking himself a man

But the King of Ithaca

Was none of these

“Odysseus, where are you, my love?”

She would silently cry

But the only answers the gods offered

Was the passing of time


This was written for Day 20 of “A Month of Mini Writing Challenges“.  See this page here for more details and a list of prompts.