As I mentioned last week, I wrote a little story for Natalie Whipple’s contest. What I didn’t mention is that the main characters are a fairy and an elf, and that is SO out of the realm of my normal subject matter.
But I think that was a good thing for me. I approached this abnormality as an exercise and a challenge. To let myself write what I’m not familiar with. To be a little silly. (Which is not to say that all fairy or elf stories are silly, just that I wanted mine to be a little lighter in tone.)
With that in mind, this is the idea that came to me:
Melora (elf) and Linnise (fairy) are Partners. Meaning the Administration has bound them together and given them an assignment. If they don’t complete it, they get incinerated. There is no escaping this. So Linnise would very much like to complete their assignment (which is to find and kill a certain goblin) and then get un-bound and go on her merry way. Melora, on the other hand, would like a puppy.
Okay so… it’s not 100% light. I guess some habits die hard. Anyway, click here if you care to read my short scene. Or click here if you’d rather read the stories that won the contest. The 3rd place entry is hilarious, and the 1st place entry is beautiful.