Six Sentence Sunday: The Witches of Arion

Hi, Six Sentence Sunday-ers, and I hope you’re having a good week. This time I’m going to start sharing snippets from the unfinished novel ‘The Witches of Arion’, which I started for Camp Nanowrimo’s August session. This is somewhat raw unedited prose, so I’m sorry for any little mistakes that creep in.

This book started as a prequel idea to my seaside fantasy “The Storm Mirror”, and tells some of how the old dead witch in that story, Grandmother Sunshine, became a witch in the first place…

Nashua had no idea what was missing in her life until the day the Fair came to town.

It hadn’t been anything obvious. There was always food on the table, and a few toys in her room, and she’d learned early that not every little girl was so lucky. Nashua’s father was very important and talked with the Baron of Egya every day, though he wasn’t usually happy when he came back home from the big Manor House. Mother was always very nice to Nashua and Father. There weren’t any other children around their little home, but that suited Nashua fine when she stopped to think about it. Having a brother or sister had never sounded particularly interesting to her.

Most months Nashua went to a school up the hill, six days a week, heading out just after dawn, and school went until the second hour after noon.

I hope you enjoy reading, and thanks for any comments. I’ll try to find some candy for people who reply!

6 Responses to Six Sentence Sunday: The Witches of Arion

  1. I love the way you’ve put across her child’s-eye view of life.


  2. Nice six, with a lot of world-building detail packed in.


  3. Kate Warren says:

    I like the way you are giving us the setting. Curious as to how the fair changed Nashua’s views.


  4. Mae Clair says:

    The richness of your prose is lovely. What a wonderful setting and rich mythology you’re creating. I look forward to more!


  5. Ceri Hebert says:

    I love this! The descriptions are wonderful. I look forward to reading more!


  6. I agree … great descriptions, and I love how you painted such a clear picture with so few words.


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