Thursday, March 28, 2013

Chapter 1: The Apprentice and the Witch

The first chapter of my work in progress, which doesn't have a name yet. Any feedback is welcome and appreciated. To those of you who know me from other sites, I came up with the character Ezra before I started using it as a screen name, and he's not meant to be me.

CHAPTER 1: The Apprentice and the Witch

The mirror was broken. Not cracked; it simply wasn’t working. Sebastian sighed and wiped at his eyes. A few moments later his reflection did the same.

“What do you think?” he asked, turning to look at the cat sitting on the table. It was huge, with lean muscle and shiny black fur. It stared at him wordlessly with deep, amber eyes. “A lot of good you are.” He leaned forward and tapped on the glass. His reflection tapped back silently.

“I have no idea what’s wrong with it,” Sebastian admitted. “I’ll work on it in the morning.”

The cat hissed and leapt silently to the floor.

“Alright, alright,” he said, holding his hands up in surrender. “Who needs sleep anyway?”

The cat turned away with a dismissive flick of its tail and sauntered out of the room.

“Damn slave driver,” Sebastian grumbled

A New Blog for a New Project

Hello everyone, and welcome to my new blog, Left Write and Center. Don't look at me like that, all the good names were taken. I'll be posting work on my newest project here, as well as ramblings, lessons I learn about writing, and detailing my trip through the publishing process.

 While I hope my writing will speak for itself, it wouldn't hurt to talk a little bit about myself. I'm a college student majoring in computer science, and I've been in love with storytelling for as long as I can remember. I've completed two novels, though I've never been published. The only novel I've submitted to agents was far from being ready, and I still have the rejection letters around somewhere for when I need a good laugh. I've spent the past year or so working on my craft with stories I have no intention of publishing, and I think it's time to dive back in with a new idea.

 Man the coffee maker, stock the pantries, and hold on tight.