Last week, I shared my last "Waiting On" Wednesday book of 2016! Awesome, right? So we're taking a break this week to do a Wordy Wednesday instead. I put up the poll for you guys last week and you voted for an excerpt from a terrible first novel!
I posted one of my first attempts at a novel here, but I haven't shared anything from the first full-length novel that I finished: THE DRAGON SLAYERS, which was an MG fantasy about a group of magically gifted girl friends and/or sisters fighting an evil organization of dragon slayers. I finished it when I was 11... and ended up throwing out the only printed copy and erasing the document from my computer because my friends didn't like the title. A+ critique managing skills, do not recommend.
I did, however, write some of THE DRAGON SLAYERS in my diary, which means I still have a small excerpt not lost to the winds of childhood whims. And so here you guys have it! The last remnants of THE DRAGON SLAYERS, which begins with two "poems."
Together We Can
I am magic. I can walk gracefully, swiftly, silently.
I am magic. The plants respond to my touch.
I am magic. The animals can speak with me.
I am magic. I am of the sea, the sky, the earth.
All this is great, but without the others, it is naught.
They are magic. They can walk gracefully, swiftly, silently.
They are magic. The plants respond to their touch.
They are magic. The animals can speak with them.
They are magic. They are of the sea, the sky, the earth.
Together we are powerful.
Together we work hard.
Together we can change things.
Together we can make a perfect world.
The World We Know
I am Kira. My friends call me Alima, for I have powers over the waters so deep.
I am Clara. My friends call me Bamae, for I have powers over the ground beneath our feet.
I am Amy. My friends call me Chenoa, for I am of the big blue skies.
I am Michelle. My friends call me Deeah, for I am of ice and darkness.
I am LaPriel. My friends call me Evita, for I am of healing.
I am Anela, the Pegacat. I belong to Alima, child fairy and sea-maiden.
I am Bakula, the Pegadog. I belong to Bamae, child fairy and earth maiden.
I am Cami, the dragon. I belong to Chenoa, child fairy and white dove.
I am Diamond, the Unisus. I belong to Deeah, child fairy and dark maiden.
I am Elladine, the Pegasus. I belong to Evita, child fairy and healer.
I have no idea where I am! How did this happen? Me and my friends, Clara, Amy, Michelle, and LaPriel live in an orphanage in America. We were playing around in our shared room. We all cried at the same time, “I wish we could go where our parents used to live!” We looked at each other and burst into giggles. Then, suddenly, Clara shrieked. At the same time, the rest of us gasped. There was a huge flash of light, and suddenly we were plunged into darkness. I was falling, falling down a huge black hole, and with me were all my friends. I closed my eyes in horror. Then I was lying on something soft. I opened my eyes and gasped. LaPriel whispered, “Wh-where are we?’
I answered, “I don’t know. What happened?”
Michelle said, “I don’t know. Do you know where we are?”
Amy answered, “I don’t know any more than Kira does, but whatever it is, it’s beautiful.”
Yup! That's it!
I honestly wish I hadn't trashed the rest of it. Then I could have shared even more with you, haha! But don't worry, for your bonus enjoyment, here are the illustrations I drew for the book just a little later on:
#Skills, amiright? Eleven year old me was legit.
Thanks for reading, share any thoughts you have, and I'll see you again Saturday!
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