Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Once Upon a Time... linkup: Fear

The day has come...

I am super excited to see how this goes. I have never done a linkup before but always enjoy doing them on other friends blogs. So here we go....

The prompt for today is fear.

My section will come from my fantasy novel, The Last Scribe.

Word count: 344
Ó Pure Grace

Keep walking. Just walk. Think. Try to figure it out. Zealeth would have. He would have deciphered a way to escape by now. And he would have made sure the scroll, Mikailah, and the packs were with him. And that dagger now sitting in Grislun’s belt.
So what am I doing still following behind this green clad Sargonian warrior?
I choke on my fear and I know what I am doing. Letting it swallow me up, bit by bit, until there is nothing left. A cold wind cuts through me and my wet clothing, causing me to shiver again. My feet are icicles, my tunic stuck to me, and everything is so numb I can pinch myself and not feel it. I’m going to be sick if I don’t warm up. I don’t even realize how badly I’m shaking until Grislun laughs, as if reading my mind. "Weakling. You couldn't find the guts to run even if you wanted."
I clamp my teeth hard and bite into my tongue. Blood rushes all over inside my mouth, its bitter taste sliding down my throat and filling my nose. I ignore it. My heart is jagged, broken and I don’t know if it will ever go back to normal. It felt this way when Zealeth was killed. It felt like this when I left Aunt Deara. I don’t know where the pain comes from. I don’t know why I feel it. I didn’t love them. I can’t love. Nobody can. Nobody has loved for a long, long time. But the pain is still there.
I wipe my nose on my shoulder and try to stop shaking. I need my mind to work. It feels frozen, like everything around me. The ground crunches beneath my feet. I can make out at least seven men walking with us. They don’t appear to be stopping for the night.
It is now I do it. I give up. Everything inside me tells me it is over. And I haven’t even done anything. I never do.
So what is the point?

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  1. Ooo, awesome prompt! I write so much about fear this would be an easy prompt for me. ;) I shall attempt to do next week though!! :D

    1. Yay! Ok, sounds good. I'll do this prompt again sometime. Can't wait till next week then! I'm thinking up a really good prompt for it right now. *sly grin* :D