Seven Sentence Monday: Rosa Learns the Unseelie’s Plan

Last week, I finished the first draft of Witch Hunt! I managed to write an impressive amount of words for NaNoWriMo, the most that I’ve ever written in a month. I couldn’t have done it with all of the support and encouragement from my family at home, my fellow writers on the WriMo forums, and my readers on Wattpad. The completed story is available to read, and I’ll leave it up for at least a month for everyone to enjoy for free before I started revising it to publish. If you read it, please let me know what you think!

Then I took the holiday weekend off to spend time with my family, and completely forgot about posting Sunday’s excerpt! So here, a day late, you can have this little snippet. It’s from very late in the book, so it comes with a spoiler alert. Rosa has an opportunity to get her sister Akasha back in exchange for helping the Unseelie with a certain task, but when she finds out what they’re really planning, then she’s not sure if she’s willing to go through with it because . . . well, just read what she learns!

Spoiler Alert

I had so much that I wanted to tell her, but no time to do it in. “Why did they ask me to take Ashleigh on a skiing trip this weekend?”

Zil paled at my question. “They’re using you to kidnap Ashleigh without the Faerie Court finding out,” she said, her voice dropping to a hoarse whisper. “They’re going to hold her until Glen agrees to help them open the gate to Faerie.”

All of the pieces clicked together into a single, horrible picture. Somehow, they needed Glen’s sorcery to open the gate, and I was going to help them get the one thing that Glen was sworn to protect before anything else in the world—his betrothed.

Kristen

I'm an author, a blogger, and a nerd. I read and write fantasy.
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