Sunday, March 1, 2009

100th Post?????

I don't believe it! It's my 100th post. Hmmm, I wish I had something super exciting to offer you. My mind travels fondly back to Kiersten's 200th post where she announced that she had found her agent. (Sigh. I wish that could be my 100th post) Or to Renee's rockin' 100th post party where all our characters were invited. That was a blast. But alas, I have nothing exciting for you. So I was thinking. What have I never done before that a lot of my writer friends have so graciously done? The answer--give a small sample of their books. Now, it just so happens that I started a new book two days ago, Fated, so I think I will swallow my pride and fear, and let you read the first bit of chapter 1. Happy 100th post.

Chapter 1

Sadie threw her shoe, the closest thing she could find, out the door with a grunt.

“That’s not going to change my mind,” her father announced loudly from out of sight.

Anybody who thought being a Ruler Fairy meant life was easy had never been the daughter of an unreasonable King.

Her mother came in carrying her shoe. “Sadie,” she started in that annoying soft voice that her mom only used to try to get her to calm down. It only fueled her anger.

Sadie snatched the gold-colored ballet flat from her mom’s hand and slipped it back on her foot. “Mother, you can’t convince me. It’s completely unfair. You have to talk some sense into him.”

“You’re eighteen years old, its time to start realizing what your responsibilities to nature and the kingdom are.” If she kept using that soft voice, Sadie was going to explode.

Her hands flew to her hips and nearly slipped down the sheer fabric of her flowing dress, but she tightened her grip in order to maintain her indignant pose. “Tellers are wrong sometimes.” Hugh, her father’s personal Teller, had been wrong before. Why did everyone only seem to remember the times he’d been right? The future was constantly changing. Everyone knew that rule. How come no one seemed to be taking it into consideration now? “And don’t you think it’s odd that he hasn’t been able to see anything for the last six months and now all the sudden he seems to know my entire future?”

“Sadie,” she chided as though speaking to a two-year-old. “What are you trying to say, that Hugh lied so that your father would stop asking?”

She flung her hands into the air. “Yes! That’s exactly what I’m saying.”

“That’s a strong accusation, Sadie.”

“He made a strong accusation too. He just sealed my fate. Sealed it. My life is over.”

Her mom rolled her eyes like she always did when she thought Sadie was being dramatic. “It can’t be that bad.”

“Brendan is horrid.” Even if he wasn’t, she liked someone else. She couldn’t tell her mother that though or her dad would just try to verify the attraction by taking his name straight to Hugh. “I can’t be certain, but forcing two people to marry doesn’t exactly seem like the right foundation to build a solid relationship on,” she said sarcastically.

Her mom’s eyes traveled around her bedroom, pausing on the clothes that were strewn along the foot of her bed and others that were hanging over the wing-backed chair in the corner. She sighed and then met her eyes again. A new determination burned behind them, causing their hazel color to deepen. Great. Her mom was obviously going to stick with her dad on this decision.

When she spoke her voice backed up Sadie’s suspicion, it was low and steady. “He’ll get over it and so will you. Many Tellers have foreseen many matches and they all turned out beautifully.”

Many Tellers who weren’t lying, she thought. How could she convince her that this wasn’t just about getting her own way? This was about her entire life. “Mom, if I thought for one second that Brendan was my future, I would not be fighting this.” She knew most girls would die for a Teller to foresee their perfect match. But she was not ‘most girls’. “You have to believe me.” She knew she was beyond whining, but she couldn’t help it.

Her mother sighed. “You’re going to give this a chance. Your father won’t have it any other way.”

When her mom left she felt like throwing everything in her room out the door. The silver band she wore around her bicep dug into her skin as her muscles tensed. She ripped it off and tossed it onto the vanity. She wished it would’ve broke. She wished all the jewels that were tucked along the twisted metal had fallen out. Someone or something should’ve been as incensed about this as she was. She sunk into the chair, pulled her feet up with her, and rested her chin atop her knees.

The mirror in front of her was quite obviously on her side. The reflection shining back at her was the picture of distress. Her creamy brown skin had turned ashy. Her eyes, which she always thought were her best feature, had changed to dull gray instead of their normal icy blue. And her black waves of hair had drooped to lifeless.

She reached up and untangled the thin tiara from her locks and set it next to her perfectly unbroken arm wrap. With a determined breath she set her jaw. She was not going down without a fight.


  1. Your teenage fairys are as fun and spunky as your teenage humans. Keep writing!

  2. Ooops, Actually, I do know the plural of fairy is fairies! Really, I do.

  3. Great job of describing your character and her feelings!!I enjoyed reading this so don't be afraid ever to share! You 'showed' well!

  4. Be strong, Kasie! That wasn't so hard, was it? Good luck, little Sadie:) Kasie will put you through a lot of drama, but I'm sure it will end well, hehe.

    Happy 100th!

  5. Congratulations on your 100th post! I don't think I even realized when I reached that point on my blog...

    Great first chapter! So dramatic. Which is perfect for the character's age. Love it!

  6. OMGosh! Love your new look daw-ling.. it's so fabulously chic! And super cute font for your name! How did you do it..? And YES! Love the first chapter, but you already know that! eeeh! now gimme more... ahem, please? :)

  7. Linda, thanks. And, ahem, thanks for the help. ; )

    Terri, thanks, I'm glad you liked it. I get nervous every time I share.

    Nat, Yes, it was really hard. LOL I'm sure Sadie appreciates your words of encouragement, unfortunately they will do nothing to save her. MUA HA HA MUA HA HA. (ok, sorry, got a little carried away there.

    Michelle, thanks so much. I love drama. Can you tell? LOL I was such a dramatic teenager myself.

    Jenni, I know, don't you love my new font? I love it too. You know what I love more, that me, the computer dullard, figured it out. LOL I'll tell you how in an IM, it's not once you know where to look.

  8. 100 posts! Woo hoo! Congrats :) Oh, and I think that sharing a chapter is a perfect way to celebrate.

    Speaking of which, this fairy reminds me of another. :) And I need to send you an email! I will soon!

  9. Congrats, congrats, congrats, congrats...well, I was gonna write it 100 times in honor of your posts, but you get the idea!

    Write on, woman! Fairy readers are gonna love the rest of the story. :)

  10. Happy 100! We started our blogs the same day and I'm probably at like thirty posts. Ha! By the time I reach 100 I'm hoping to be published. :)

    I love the new look of your blog and you know I already love Brendan. *sigh* My fickle, fickle heart falls for each new leading man.

  11. Did someone say Brenden? As in Frasier? Uh-Oh well, I guess he'd be too old to play the role, but that's why they call it fantasy, right?

    I love your new story and congrats on the 100th. I lost count after three. Oh, wait, I only did three, or was it four?

  12. Hey, that's a great 100th post ; ) Nothing like an arranged marriage to spark romance...

  13. Renee, thanks. And yes, email me.

    Angie, thank you for restraining. 100 times would've been a lot. LOL

    Candi, I know, I have a fickle heart too. Unfortunately mine always seems to fall for your bad guys. LOL

    Tricia, you crack me up every time. Yes, will you start writing more posts so I can be entertained more often.

    Kiersten, I know, right? Poor little, Sadie, I'm so mean. LOL

  14. Kasie, Fantastic first chapter. Too bad for you I'm not an agent, because I'm hooked! I'm so glad I "found you"!! (I'm adding you to blogs I follow, btw *smile*)

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