Monday, June 11, 2012

I'm Totally Breathless

I cannot calm down now.

Oh my oh my oh my god. 

I just won a signed ARC. The first one in my entire life!! 

I was screeching and shrieking and everything when I saw that email in my inbox. AHHHH

It's a signed ARC of Black City by Elizabeth Richards and I got it by coming in 2nd in her writing contest. I did you guys proud, huh? ;)

Take a look at the contest here. And take a look at all the winning entries here

Just in case you are too lazy to click and take a look, let me post my entry here! >:)

We are supposed to write a short scene of no more than 250 words where your character is in danger. It can be of any genre (sci-fi, contemporary, fantasy etc, anything goes!)-- just make sure it leaves the judges breathless!

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MY ENTRY

“How long more?” I yelled into the wind.

My brother looked at me with a hard-set jaw. “Turn around the bend and we’ll be safe from them.”

Them— those cruel assassins guided singularly by the hands of our cunning emperor himself. Their leader alone had killed thousands on behalf of our emperor, and not once had any been able to escape with their lives untouched. And now, all seven were after us. 

The seven black dots behind us grew larger, and my heart began to pound as the wind brought the sound of thunderous hooves to my ears. Beside me, my brother cursed as he spurred his stallion on.

No no no. We can’t come so near to freedom only to be captured again. 

Then, suddenly, my mare lurched violently forward and threw me into the air. Bam. My body slammed onto the rough ground. Yet, before I could even think about the pain, my eyes widened at the distinct shapes of the seven riders coming in my direction.

In a flash, I rolled into the bushes, desperately trying to collect back my wits. My horse had galloped around the bend without me. My brother had ridden on too.

I was alone.

Cold beads of sweat broke out on my forehead. There was no time for rational planning. I took one last look at the road that could have led me back home, and plunged into the dark forest.

I had taken no more than five steps when they paused by the bushes. I froze. They urged their horses on again, but just when I thought I was safe, one of them spoke.

“Kill her.” 

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I'm really nervous now. I hoped you like my scene too :)

This is the one time when I'd really really appreciate your comments. Any comment will do, I'm scared but I want to know what you think. *determined*

It's time to leave a comment, people!


xoxo,
Sel

20 comments:

  1. Loved your scene :) and congratulations! You deserved it :)

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  2. CongraTs..... And your scene was great...:)

    Read that also

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    1. Thanks :) This is one of the best things that ever happened to me before in the 7 months of book blogging!

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  3. that scene is totally amazing....u deserve that priceless signed ARC

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    1. I'm still reeling from the shock of receiving the news :O an ARC is priceless, ahhhhhhh. Thanks! :)

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  4. That was awesome! I really liked your descriptions! Nice job! :D

    http://lifeisgood-forever21.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Alyssa! It's mindblwingly amazing when your writing is confirmed by others, so thanks for doing just that and making my day! :D

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  5. That was beautiful! I totally love it!!!!

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  6. That was a great scene, I wish I could write that well. (:
    Hope you enjoy your arc!

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    1. I'm sure you can, Tabitha ;) I will definitely enjoy it! :D

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  7. Congratulations! I love the scene you wrote. :D

    Chasing Quills

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  8. oh my god, ur entry is super, u totally deserved it :D I am sooo happy for u x

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    1. Thanks, Shanila :D *envelopes you in a hug* I'm grinning on my end of the computer at your comment, so happy that you're happy for me! ^^ xo

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  9. Great work, Sel! Congrats on winning, you totally deserved it! :D I'm super jealous of the prize though, you'll definitely have to let us know how it was when you finish reading it!

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    1. Sure, Linny :D thanks! *does a happy dance*

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