Stormhawk’s Warning

[Kaden has received word that a messenger bird is coming.]

StormhawksWarning_AlduraKaden jumped from his bed. “Calm down, lad. Soften your voice or you’ll rouse everyone, if you haven’t woken them already. And I’ve told you, it’s Capt’n, not Prince.”

By the flickering light of the orderly’s torch, Kaden threw on black breeches, matching tunic, and stomped his feet into boots. Had Klatinan declared war? He strode out the door, snatching the torch from the younger man as he passed. Kaden’s boots thudded along the hallway’s wooden floor. Reaching the stairway, he dashed up taking the steps two at a time then climbed the ladder to the trapdoor. [Cover photo credit for original picture: (c) Teresa K. Cypher].

(WeWriWa) is a group of writers who agree to post 8 sentences [or 150 words of poetry] of either a published work or an unpublished work on their blog on Sunday. Those who have signed up (and anyone else) has the pleasure of traveling (virtually) to samples of different authors’ stories, novels, worlds etc. and enjoying their fantastic imaginations. Great fun!



28 thoughts on “04/20/2014-WeWriWa

  1. I really liked this story. I have to get a review up for it– I’ll try to get it up soon, Susan. Busy times with A to Z. Your cover concept is incredible–what you did with a simple photo of the moon! Wonderful. Have you hung your shingle for doing book covers You should!

    • Alexis
      Thanks for stopping by and so glad you enjoyed. Because of this story, Kaden has become one of my favorite characters.

    • Aubrey
      So glad you stopped by and I do hope you enjoy your read. 🙂 You are always so supportive–hugs to you.

  2. Nice sense of tension in this snippet–lots of hurrying and worry. Of course, if he’s thinking about war so quickly, he probably has reason to be worried.

    • Caitlin
      Thanks for stopping by. Indeed he has cause for worry, but the incoming news is much worse (for him) and much different than he expected.

  3. Kaden’s sure in a hurry to get to that trapdoor. You’ve captured the details with the description of the sounds under his feet. Nice 8!

    • Frank
      Thanks for stopping by and yes he is in a hurry. The news isn’t a declaration of war but something much worse for him personally.

  4. Wonderful imagery. You put me right there and made we want to know what Kaden saw when he opened the trapdoor. Love the cover, too. Eye catching! 🙂

  5. Ooooh, I wanna go where he’s going in such haste! great snippet!
    also, our wonderful Teresa makes book covers, too? wow, what a multi-talented lady!!!

    • Thanks for stopping by and glad you enjoyed. Teresa took the picture that is the background and granted me permission to use it for the basis of this cover.


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