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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Celta Thursday, sneak peek Heart Fire

Celta Thursday and late and my computer glasses are MIA (I think cat Action), heaven knows where. So the easiest thing to do is give you the beginning of work in progress, Heart Fire...only a few paragraphs (head is tilted all the way back to see this while I'm typing...):

Druida City, Celta, 422 Years After Colonization, Early Spring

"I know you want my position, dear," the High Priestess of GreatCircle Temple, the main priestess on the planet, said to Tiana Mugwort.

Tiana stumbled over a small rock in the meditation path. Her mentor's comment caught her off guard. She'd been concentrating on keeping her new, expensive and white formal robe from catching on some of the twiggy bushes along the trail instead of watching where she was going.

"I hear you," she muttered. No help for it, she'd have to use psi-power, Flair, to coat her gown. She'd anticipated this career review would take place in an office instead of one of the winding paths near GreatCircle Temple.

With a huge, hopefully discreet breath, she used nearly the last of her Flair to protect her robe for a half-septhour. Surely that would be enough. She'd spent her psi energy recklessly this morning with several teleportations before the meeting.

She'd thought there'd be tea and flatsweets. Instead she needed to catch up, both on the path and with the conversation.

Of course she shouldn't have expected her own ambition to become the High Priestess -- no matter how masked behind a quiet manner -- to have been overlooked by the savvy woman.

Now to go look around the bed where Dingo and Mystery Merlin were chasing each other. I have to find them before tomorrow!


Blogger azteclady said...

Good luck finding those glasses! (Have cats, know how it works)

1:54 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

Thanks! I had no idea Tiana was ambitious. :o)

8:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems she is more interested in how she looks than her career revision...
And if she wants her mentor's job, does she plan to wait till she retires or being "ambitious" wrestle her off the job?
Hope not the second, that kind of people aren't nice to have around, ever!

12:02 PM  
Blogger FantasyAuthor RobinDOwens said...

Thanks for the comment. I guess I should say that she saved her salary for 3 months for the dress to impress...

And, of course, Tiana won't FIGHT for the job...

2:00 PM  

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