Our next Silver Pen is Sifa Poulton! She made it early, so is even more than on track to win NaNoWriMo with her project, The Lands Touched by the Griffins’ Wings. Congratulations Sifa! Read a short excerpt from her NaNo below, and be sure to send her your congratulations <3
The Lands Touched by the Griffins Wings
His ice magic might be poisoning him, but Adamus has just enough time to provide his starving people with food if he defies the conqueror – but the price of defiance is his family’s life.
King Henry’s retinue invades Manor Park in a mass of burnt orange and purplish blue. They cleave the night with smoking torches as they march towards my home. I press my hands against my thighs, my sweat turning to ice, and hold a lungful of air until it crystallises inside of me. Only then do I exhale. A cloud of frost dances in the air before me with every breath.
Something sharp and cold inches up my back, ready to rip me apart. Fear? Magic? Both. It’s impossible to tell where one starts and the other ends. Energy races down my veins, my fingertips tingling. The weight on my shoulders and ache in my joints eases as ice blossoms over my hand. My heart skips a beat and my spine locks up. If someone saw…
Fires crackle in the edge of my vision, devouring my people in another purge.
Congrats again, Sifa! Can’t wait to see your name at Gold Pen.