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The first 1000 words of this story was selected for this week’s critique at The Author’s Chair. I’m mirroring the whole thing here for interested readers.
I knew it was going to be a strange day when I woke up and saw an owl perched at the foot of my bed. At first I just rolled over and closed my eyes again, hoping I was dreaming. Maybe I’d watched one too many nature documentaries. My hope quickly faded when it hopped along the sheets until its little talons were digging into my neck. It pecked at my ear and I fell out of the bed. Continue reading
This is the first post in four months. I’m pretty sure my audience is still limited to people who know me personally, but I’ll explain real quick anyway: January through April was my last college semester…until my master’s degree program, anyway. Not sure when I’ll start that. Anyway, I’m done with that for now.
What’s changed: This is entirely new material
After the initial version, I wrote this second version, which is less informative but follows verse structure and rhyming schemes. It appears in Chapter Nine, which is scheduled for release tomorrow.
In Chapter Nine, I included a song entitled “Elam’s Lament.” The version that is in the chapter mostly follows iambic pentameter verse structure with a few verses in quatrameter and some in octometer.
The first draft was more of a chant, with neither rhyme nor meter, but it was a lot more informative. I’m posting it today for fun.
What’s changed: This is entirely new material.