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.