Monday, April 5, 2010

D is for...


DUNGEONS!

Yes, I am participating in the Writing Challenge. I'm a late starter, but I do plan to make up my A-C's here in the next couple of days.

To start off my part of the challenge, I'm going to give you all a little peek into my upcoming novel, The Peasant Queen. Why Dungeons, you ask? It's simple. In one of the drafts of my novel, my main character has a short stint in a dungeon after being recaptured by the evil king intent on making her his bride. Fun, huh?

Dungeons are inherently dank, dark and dismal (check me out--more D's lol). The dungeons of the castle of Fayterra are no different. The huge doors are almost too big for one person to open and close alone. In Krystal's cell, the only light is what is brought to her by the maid serving her food, or the king when he comes to gloat. Dungeons aren't particularly sanitary, either, if you think about it. But at least Krystal doesn't have to use the same hay she sleeps on for her toilet.

Fortunately, Krystal's time in the dungeon is brief. She sustained an injury during the battle that led to her recapture, which of course became infected in the dungeon's less-than-clean conditions. When this is discovered, she's taken to a bedchamber, cleaned up and put under the care of the palace's chief healer (in some ways, it's good to be the object of desire of the king).

It may be mean of me, but I'm going to stop there. I'm not about to give everything away. :)

Tomorrow: the elusive E!

4 comments:

arlee bird said...

Well,by gosh, you may have to serialize your novel from A to Z so we can read what happens next. Glad you've joined us Cheri.
Lee
Blogging From A to Z April Challenge

Mary McDonald said...

Oh, that sounds like a story line right up my alley. lol. I'm going to have to check that out when it's published.

Caledonia Lass said...

Woohoo!!! That is cool. I was going to pick Dungeon, I'm so glad I didn't. Lol!

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

Never been a fan of dungeons myself. But your post has intrigued me ... Dun dun dun!