Dark Fiction

Novella

Dark Fantasy. Hidden Compassions (working title) is a Camp NaNoWriMo project for the month of July.

In spite of his father’s warnings, the young master of a powerful Nacooc estate selects a rebellious slave to help him develop his summoning powers.

The slave challenges him at every stage. Master Keflin would worry about his reluctant partner killing him in his sleep if keeping the foreign-born man in bed didn’t offer protection from more hateful members of the estate.

What no one can protect him from is the war coming to the Nacooc. His family is expected to lead the defense. But what if, even with help, he can’t master his powers in time?

5750 / 35000

 


Micro-fiction: “Be Loved”

This response to a prompt on Scribophile had to be 100 words or less. You’re welcome to share your thoughts on it.

Theme: Murder most foul

Challenge: The first letter of each sentence spells a message related to the story.

Beloved, you struck at my heart as it beat to your pulse.

Everyone knew you owned me.

Here in this room, I let you inside me.

I laid waiting for you after, while you hid from the sound of my blood rushing, my heart waiting for warmth to return.

Now, I am readying to enter you–to strike back at you.

Did you know only four inches of blade can reach where love should grow?

You never listened to words, but you will understand.

Our hearts continue to beat as one.

Until they both stop.