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About Robyn Peel
Robyn Peel is an aspiring author. She is currently working on her first novel, Heather Frost (working title). She loves going to writing conventions, especially LTUE. She took David Farland's 318R writing course in the Fall of 2021 and loved every minute of it. She hopes to put everything he taught her into action and make him proud.
Work-in-Progress Sneak Peak
January 20, 2023
Heather whipped her hands around in a perfect circle, then, pinning her thumbs and forefingers together, pulled them away from each other in a straight line. A thin blue flame burst into existence, like a rope that had just caught fire. She whirled the line into a spiral, then threw it forward toward the man kneeling in front of her. He caught fire instantly, his hat first, then spreading down to his robe, then his pants, finally his shoes. He wailed as the strong blaze licked his skin, leaving behind charr and open wounds that hardly had time to bleed.
It’s me or him, she thought painfully as she tried to push down the screams that she would likely never forget. The smell of burning hair and flesh shot up her nose like smoke through a chimney. She turned her nose up and away from the smolder and stepped back. She turned her eyes back to the fire and watched the flames in an almost trance. She had never killed a man before. Her knees felt weak and her skin cold.
She stayed there for several minutes, paralyzed with the shock of what she had just done, until the loud screech of a daemon on the hunt brought back her sense of urgency. She had family counting on her to make it to the Archbishop. Every second that she wasted was one more that left them stranded in their small town, too afraid to step out of their own home.
"Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open."
"Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves"