Another Saturday is upon us and today I have decided to share a few of my recent writings with you. In the past few Sharing Saturdays, I have shared images, videos, and book release dates and covers. I feel that it is beyond time I showed you all a portion of a recent story that I have been working on. It follows a girl who is trying to make her way in a cruel world where women are used as sacrifices in order to please a goddess of love. I hope you enjoy and have a phenomenal Saturday!
I stride past the competitors next to enter the arena. Their eyes dance around trying to absorb everything at once while skating over the blood that coats the sand staining it a permanent red color. One of the girls, a petite black-haired angel holds her sword awkwardly and I look away knowing she is going to die today. I walk into the dark confines of the rooms beneath the arena and inhale the musty earthy odor of the caves I stand in. They are literal caves carved out of the rock by millions of slave laborers a thousand years ago. Sackcloths cover entrances to small indented rooms where competing girls can change and prepare themselves for the multitude of rituals that make up this horrible celebration. The plinking of water can be heard in the near silence of the corridor until the screaming of the crowd makes it indiscernible.