The Call to Adventure

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The Carrot Ranch Literary Community November 16, 2017, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) use the word mesh in a story. Mesh is both an object and a verb, which you can freely explore. You can play with its sound, too. Go where the prompt leads.

Respond by November 21, 2017, to be included in the compilation (published November 22). Rules are here. All writers are welcome!

Here’s another sneak peek at my new novel, The Heart Stone Chronicles: The Meadow Fairy:

Abby sat up in bed. There it was again. A strange buzzing sound echoed through the room. The ability to understand the languages of all creatures had also given her excellent hearing. She could hear a pin drop a mile away. Today, this sound shouted for her attention.

Abby shivered. The sound continued. Curious, she crept toward the window. Drawing the blinds, she gasped in surprise. It was a bee, crawling on the mesh screen stuck between the glass window.

“Save us,” it hummed.

That would prove to be a tall order for a girl with a bee allergy.

©2017 Colleen M. Chesebro

I’m forging ahead on my NaNoWritMo novel writing. I’ve slowed down, but I’m still moving forward. I have 32,072 words total. That means only 17,928 to go to reach 50,000!

Thanks for stopping by! <3

About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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22 Comments

  1. Pingback: Through the Mesh « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

  2. The hero hear’s her call! I think I’d be reluctant, too! Great use of your work in a flash I hope it serves you well. And feel better, soon!

    • As I’m writing this first draft I’m itching to start editing. I have to keep telling myself that I just need to pour the plot out and then I can go back and start the real writing. Thanks for your encouragement, Charli. <3

  3. Great writing, and wishing you all the best on NaNoWritMo, Colleen 🙂

  4. Intriguing peek into your book, Colleen, and well done on the prompt. 🙂

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  6. Lovely story Colleen. I do hope you are on the mend. 🌼

  7. Bee-yooteeful!

  8. A nice entry, Colleen. Poor bee.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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