Hello, dear readers!
Last year, I participated in the challenging and extremely fun Voice Week — and now I’m here to do it again!
Voice Week is an experimental writing challenge to help us stretch our versatility in voice and tone. Each Voice Week participant writes five versions of the same story (about 100 words in length) — from five different points of view. Then, in the first week of October, we post, compare, sharpen, and grow.
It is organised by the BeKindRewrite Inspiration Monday team, and we’ll all be passing comment on each others’ stories. And it’s not to late to join in, if you wish! Head on over to the Voice Week Homepage and sign up, or just peruse through the other wonderful works posted there.
My entry to last year’s challenge, Angel in a Wedding Dress, was written in the third-person, so I’m going to shake things up a bit and do first-person this time ’round. Any comments are greatly appreciated!
.. Hell Beneath Us ..
The grain is dry and lifeless beneath my tread. Normally, the befallen tragedy of famine would spur me into action, to breathe life into that for which I am praised.
But not now.
I turn a dead gaze upon the soil and watch with a barren fascination as the land becomes frozen without the favour of my heart. I can hear the whispered pleas of man resonating within my soul, but I shall pay them no heed.
Not until my daughter is returned to me. Not until she rises through the shadowy dead and frozen earth to take solace in my arms.
For now, I wait.
- Love The Bad Guy