It’s Tuesday! Welcome again to Teen Tuesday where we listen to the voice of one of tomorrow’s writers today. Before we begin, I need to start with some housekeeping…if you’re a young writer and want to be featured on Teen Tuesday, give me a shout out at firstname.lastname@example.org. I keep it anonymous and get parent approval. I’d love to hear from YOU!
Today, we read a sample from F. F is 15 and has worked on several books prior to this one. This is her current WIP and is the first in a series. This sample comes from a high fantasy entitled Quest for the Swords of Healing:
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“Get down!” Fye (Fay) yelled, jumping and pushing herself and Brye (Bree) to the carpeted floor.
Seconds later, the window exploded. Glass sprayed everywhere, then a fiery projectile burst through, slamming into the opposite wall and exploding.
Screams of panic filled the air and flames burst forth playing on the left-over wall. Fye and Brye glanced up. Half the ceiling was gone or crumbling away. The whole building shuddered.
Fye jumped to her feet and looked back out the window. “Oh…” was all she could say. Is my mind playing tricks on me?
Outside in the green and black soupy darkness, she saw rank upon rank of men clothed in armor, girded with swords, axes, spears, scythes, and clubs. Their faces were covered in helmets, and their feet shod in leather boots.
A shout arose from them, and Fye had just enough time to duck before another projectile hit the house.
“Who are they?” Brye asked. She was army-crawling with Fye through the debris.
“I don’t know,” whispered Fye.
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Way to start it off with a bang (or two), F! Can I hear it for F?