Teaser Tuesday!

This is from my new project, and it’s very rough. It will only be up for the day, and then I’ll have to take it down…

I glance around at the platforms, looking for the others. Cecilia’s hair glitters like copper wire as she leans over a thin horizontal railing on her platform, looking down at Riley. Emily is on another, her back to me as she rocks from heel to toe restlessly. Edgar is on a third, directly across from me, standing straight and staring down. And then his eyes, calm blue, float up and find mine, and he smiles.

There’s this game where you all hold hands and one person squeezes and you pass the squeeze along and the feeling of your own action making it back to you is strange and wonderful because you realize you’re not alone, you’re always touching something. Everything is connected.

I look across the arena at Cecilia and Emily and Edgar, scattered like our purple posts, forming our own boundary, and that’s how I feel. Like a small pulse is being passed between us, nerves and excitement and a kind of pride for our brother down in the square. I imagine he feels the pulse, too, because he straightens, taking a deep breath as he cinches the armor, the necklace glinting at his throat even though it’s cloudy.

Something is off.

Three arenas. Three contenders. Three cages.

But what goes in them?

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13 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday!

  1. kessie says:

    …and then what happens?
    *g*

  2. gigglievs says:

    This was the worst tease yet!!! *cries*

  3. veschwab says:

    Haha I figured I should do SOMETHING with a little action. DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT GOES IN THE CAGES???

  4. gigglievs says:

    If I say yes will you tell me???

  5. brimfire says:

    This is great! I love the symbolism of the squeezing hands pulse. Is this a sequel to something? Something new? Is it straight up YA fantasy or dystopian?
    I like. 🙂

  6. noirbettie says:

    Ooh, this is so intriguing!

  7. veschwab says:

    Hehe I am not allowed to say yet what this is, BUT it’s a fairy tale, not dystopian (though with the current craze I SHOULD be writing dystopian! :p).
    I’m glad you like!

  8. veschwab says:

    So glad you are intrigued! 🙂

  9. jessica_shea says:

    Ooh, I want to know what happens next!
    Happy writing!

  10. Anonymous says:

    I LOVE THIS.
    Tye xxx

  11. kaz_mahoney says:

    More, please!! ❤
    Awesome tease. Also, you are evil. Please post a teaser every week. 🙂

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