Silver Pen Winner: The Shopkeepers by Lisa Hoffman
Now we’ve got Lisa Hoffman, having hit 15,000 a few days ago! Congrats, Lisa, that’s an awesome accomplishment!
You can find Lisa on instagram! Let’s check out her snippet.
A pair of siblings who run their town’s item shop must each team up with a sorceress to save their town and their own lives.
“Do you -”
Brittany slapped her hand over Hector’s mouth and pulled him into a crouch beside her in one painful motion. Hector wanted to cry out in pain, but Brittany pressed down harder, squishing his face, and he thought better of it. Rint landed on Hector’s shoulder and shushed him for good measure. Hector slowly and quietly reached up to extract Brittany’s hand from his face, trying to assure her with his deliberate movements that he was in control and would not make a sound. Her eyes met his, and though it was dark, he thought he could see that they wide with fear. Before he could look closer, he heard a sound coming from the direction they had been walking. It was a swishing sound that got louder, and presumably closer, with each swish. It took him a few moments to place the exact sound, but he realized it was the same sound as a broom sweeping the floor. Still not thinking clearly, he wondered who was sweeping so late at night, and why they were sweeping the forest. Clearly it would just get dirty again the next day.
This looks amazing. Hector’s a little slow on the uptake but thank goodness he has Brittany! Keep it up!