Our second writing exercise from the last ISG meeting. I had a bit of trouble with the word “bathroom” – it’s not really a word you find in fantasy stories very much (as far as I’ve seen, anyway). Write-tip: even if you don’t know where you’re going with a story, just keep going. As Shannon Hale said “…I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles.”
quest (my word), bathroom, dazzle
There are a few things that one generally doesn’t take into consideration when
one is planning an arduous quest, and there are things that one does take into
consideration. Food, of course, in a necessity. As are horses. Weapons are a top
priority, arrows for goblins, swords for trolls and ogers. Any magical
implements that could protect from sorcerers and witches, while expensive and
hard to find, are more than worth the trouble to procure. Fire is important as
well, and a well stocked tinder box is always brought along.
Most questers would consider themselves well prepared with the above taken care
of. Burdock had certainly thought so, but now as he trudged beside the beautiful
princess of the Upperlands, he was painfully aware of the one thing that he had
not thought about at all. The bathroom. He was getting desperate to relieve
himself now, but they were still trying to escape the flat, barren lands with no
rock or tree to break the monotony of the terrain.
Each time Burdock thought his plight severe enough to muster up the courage to
ask for a momentary rest, and if she might look away, she would turn her
dazzling green eyes on him, and words failed. This was the fourth time this had
happened, and he was going to have to figure something out soon, or risk soiling
On another note, I hope to have exciting news about the Guardians of the Path book 4 soon! It won’t be too much longer now!