Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday Fictioneers - Baleful Boredom

We live about two miles from a rail yard, so we're treated to the creepiness that is a train horn in the middle of the night on a regular basis.

That's exactly what happened when I first looked at this prompt late Thursday night, and since I felt like playing with two of the characters from one of my novels in progress, here's the result.

Thanks, as always, go out to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting Friday Fictioneers.

PHOTO PROMPT – © Jennifer Pendergast
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Word Count: 100

Baleful Boredom

            “Wooah,” the train’s baleful call echoed through the darkness. They hadn’t yet figured out the scheduled runs, but Clara was getting used to the creepy sound. Head propped on one hand, she flicked a balled up wad of paper at her half-elven companion’s perfect nose.
            Revelyn ignored the irritating human to the best of his ability, only pinning her with a sharp glare when she nailed him between the eyebrows. “Why do you insist on doing that?”
            She took another shot. “You’re a good target.”
            Sighing, he deflected the projectile and wished for the thousandth time for a different partner.


  1. Are they partners in crime? I'd love to see more of this.

    1. They are, kind of. I'm still working on rounding them out some more, but they do have a big role in the longer story I'm working on. Hoping for publication for that one day.

  2. Nice writing, and a great little scene.

  3. I'm interested. Look forward to reading your book.

  4. I enjoyed your story. The final sentence summed it up perfectly.

  5. Ah.. I think with a tension like that they will be a perfect pair.

  6. Sounds like an interesting working relationship. I was struck by the use of 'pinned' and 'nailed' in the same sentence. Did you do that intentionally?

  7. This sounds interesting! I hope you include these characters in another story.

  8. Dear Emilie,

    It sounds like they need to find some new activities. Boredom's breeding contempt it seems. ;)



  9. Hi Rochelle,

    Oh, they'll be busy with time. ;) Right now, Revelyn just has to grit his teeth for a little longer.

    Thanks for dropping by!

  10. Thank you! I probably will somewhere down the line. :) Happy you like them!

  11. Actually, I did not. It must have been a subconscious thing. It does work nicely though.

  12. They'll be fun to write (and hopefully read) at the very least. ;)

  13. Thank you! Very happy you liked it. :)

  14. I'll update this blog as I progress. :) It's still very much a work in progress. Thanks for your interest!


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