Today’s entry is the first that was not provided by any prompts. Instead, I’m using this as an opportunity to write freestyle. It’s both a little liberating and intimidating. Mostly, though, it’s due to the fact that I’m writing it on the same day that I’m posting it. I told myself I wouldn’t be doing that again, but life got in the way. Plus I struggled for a story idea all weekend. So, I apologise for another unpolished and unedited post. Also… it’s a two-parter, because I’m evil. 😉 (It has nothing to do with the fact that I ran out of time….nope. Definitely not.)
Terra, Of Earth, Part 1
Terra looked out across the landscape from atop the trees. The forest stretched out for miles; the shades of oranges and brown were as far as the eye could see. Birds were enjoying the morning Sun, flying above and diving back into the trees.
For a moment, Terra felt she was at home.
A sudden noise underneath cancelled her revelry. The guttural roar echoed, and the trees rattled with the reverberations. Terra remembered why she came up here. Her head turned from left to right until she could finally see what she needed. The gateway glowed from within the forest at least 1.5 miles away.
“Hurry, Terra!” a voice echoed in her mind.
She delayed no further, climbing down the branches of the tree. Looking down, Terra could see her travelling partners. Ferdinand, a silver knight, stood at the ready; his blade and shield in his hands. Farlah, the sorceress, had her focus on the path to the left.
“Hast thou located the gateway?” Ferdinand called.
“Let us make haste, then,” he advised, as the roar bellowed through the trees again.
“This way,” Terra called, as she landed on the ground.
Sprinting, Terra led the pair. For the first time in 3 days, she felt like she was finally going back home. This nightmare might actually end.
To be continued…. (sorry!)