So, yeah, everything’s off a day – so to kinda get everything back on track, I’m going to talk a little bit about ConDFW being next weekend and then post a story. If you’re in the area, you gotta come out to North Fort Worth. There’a new anthology doing a sneak peek with the publisher, editor, and several authors in attendance.
My word counts have suffered this week, but I promised I’d post some of these writing exercises which run about 200 words.
Prompt: A Family Mystery Uncovered
Words: Sunday, secret, wallpaper, swap, sister, curiosity, island, notebook, marathon, demand
A Family Mystery Uncovered
Sister Helen tried hard to concentrate on the homily as was demanded during mass, but that Sunday she struggled. After a marathon research session, the previous day, her curiosity wouldn’t be quenched.
Her convent sat on a beautiful island – nearly a paradise on Earth – but she knew it held secrets within its walls. Just the extent of those secrets remained to be determined.
Not that Helen could talk. She had her own ghosts she’d left behind when she took her vows and her new name. All the sisters did. But now she wondered if the swap was as good a deal as it seemed, not that she regret her decision one bit. The convent and the order had saved her.
The question began with a loose edge of wallpaper in her room. She’d peeled back the layer to reveal words and symbols written on the plaster. Now her notebook overflowed with arcane sigils and geometry and question after question. Her restless sleep punctuated by magical dreams of Templar Knights and religious mystism.
She didn’t know what it all meant to her family of God, but one thing she did know…
DAN BROWN GOT IT ALL WRONG.