Rushes of angry foreign words as the priest keeps glancing back at me and Jolene before turning his head back to the man who came to the door.
“Jessabel, I don’t like this.” Jolene called to me from the window.
I went across the room to her side, “What’s going on?” I looked out and had to grab the edge of a table to steady myself. “Shit. That’s a lynch mob.” My worst fear has come true.
“Jessa, it gets worse. Look who is leading it.” Jolene pointed to two figures on a brown and white horse. They turned just right so we could see the woman’s face, “Coira.”
“Double shit. I think she is still ticked about the other night and the marriage.” I turned to the priest, fell to my knees and begged for our lives. “Father, please grant us sanctuary. Please. I promise we are not what they think we are.”
He glared back at us, “I know exactly who you are, Witches! I carry the proof!” He held up the battered and stained diary he was just reading to us allowed. “You will get a trial by water, may God have mercy on your souls.”
The gruff man who knocked and a companion from the angry mob rushed forward with lengths of rope. They tied us up and dragged us outside. Jolene’s screams ring in my ears as we are thrown over horses, precariously balancing like teeter-totters, forced to hope we didn’t fall as the riders sped off at a full gallop. The crowd of people jeering and laughing all the way to the pond.
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Jessabel is a writer that has been experiencing one bad event after another, until she wins a writing contest after drinking her sorrows the night before. Along with her sister, she takes her free trip to Scotland and end up in 1501 Scotland. Not the exact trip she had planned.
She has no idea how to get home, stop her sister from falling in love or save their heads from a blood-thirsty ancestor. Jessabel also has to contend with a jealous housemaid, intent on drowning her as a witch.
This tag was created by Kristina Horner on youtube and I found it on Zoe Ambler’s blog Zoe Ambler-Author and decided to do it myself.
1. How many times have you done NaNoWriMo?
This is just my second year.
2. How did you first find out about NaNoWriMo?
I’d seen it everywhere, on the internet and even on tv. Decided to check it out.
3. What was the name of the first novel you attempted with NaNo?
Naturally Luna. My first NanoWriMo and my first (and only so far) werewolf novel. I didn’t finish it during November, but I had made it over halfway. I just got too busy and lack of inspiration for that book.
4. Give us a 1 sentence summary of what you’re writing this year.
Vampire meets girl, changes girl to save her and she doesn’t deal with it well.
5. What’s the best writing advice you’ve ever been given?
Just keep writing!
6. Did you ever take a year off from NaNo? Why?
Nope, too early for me to do that yet.
7. What’s your biggest inspiration when figuring out what to write?
I don’t really have a big inspiration because my ideas tend to come out of nowhere. I guess you could say life or my crazy random brain.
8. Read us the first sentence from one of your novels.
The first paragraph from the upcoming To Paint A Vampire (this year’s NaNoWriMo project):
The two-story ten-bedroom mansion was gorgeous, two big bay windows on either side of the dark wood front door. Light grey stone created the huge structure with a small awning to protect the owners cherry Mustang. Sadly the vast green lawn was missing a bit of color to soften the harsh look of the yard. It was just a big green slab with nothing to break it up.
9. Why do you love writing?
I don’t know if I love writing as much as I have the need to write. I have to write to clear my head or I think it will explode. I do love to write because it is cathartic and I get to share my stories, but it is also a necessity for me.
If you’re also doing NaNoWriMo this year I’d love to read your answers to these questions! Let me know what you’re writing this yea!