Sunday, November 11, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction: Character

For Keldane, things were just a bit more complicated. When you were the son of THE most powerful mage the world had ever known, a certain level of performance was to be expected of you. That Keldane, regularly and disastrously failed to demonstrate such performance was especially...disappointing. It wasn't as if Keldane didn't give it his best effort, he did. It just seemed Fate, Destiny or some equally powerful primal force had it in for him. 

This five-sentence snippet was selected for the weekly flash fiction challenge Five Sentence Fiction.  For this week, the hostess Lillie McFerrin asked for five sentences about one of our main characters. She asked for this in the context of NaNoWriMo and so, while I am not participating in that, I am favoring you with an excerpt from my  soon-to-be-released YA fantasy novelette Keldane The Cursed which will be available in all major formats and released through Visionary Press.


  1. The pressure of living under the expectations of others is a wonderful theme for a YA audience and I'm sure they will relate to Keldane. Very nicely done.

  2. This sounds fun...though probably not for Keldane! I look forward to reading it!

  3. I know a guy who's the son of one of the great jazz piano players. He has genuine musical talent - he sings and plays drums.

    Good insight into Kaldane.


  4. Sounds like a book with humorous possibilities. I'd read it.