So…I’ve been reading a lot of other writer blogs lately and one thing so many of them do is post small excerpts from their work in progress. I thought I’d do the same. I’m trying not to put anything out there that would give away the portions of my story that I think are better discovered within the actual pages, but I do have some short sections that I love, either for the imagery or the emotional nature of the piece. I’d love to know what you think.
Ethan read the same sentence for the fourth time. It was pointless; he couldn’t concentrate. He rubbed his eyes and looked up. The library was one of his favorite rooms in the castle. It was a perfect combination of functionality and beauty. Three of the four walls jutted out from the northern side of the main castle. Stacks of bookshelves alternated with tall narrow windows, giving a landscape view overlooking the sheer cliff on which the room was built. It had become somewhere Ethan could find peace and quiet, a place to think. It was the one place he could be completely alone, where he could escape the suffocating atmosphere of the rest of the castle, and society.