Short Story: Apotheosis

My favorite writing challenge of the year has begun: Forward Motion’s “Story A Day” Challenge. It isn’t truly a story a day unless I choose it to be, but it’s a great focus time to work on short stories.

I wrote my first one today, a fantasy story about a man looking for salvation in a sword. He doesn’t find it in the sword of course, but you’ll have to read about it. 🙂 Here’s the opening (subject to change upon editing):

Apotheosis promised life remade, a chance not only for redemption, but restitution, and it lay beneath his feet. Matthew sunk to his knees and studied the map he had drawn months ago, drawn with a mathematical fervor that could not be matched by his wife’s anger as she left their home that last time, nor the burning hatred in the eyes of his neighbors.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s