Morning often arrived with the beckoning call of nature but on Pil’s fifteenth birthday the sound awakening her was something new and exciting; the hypnotic swish of the ocean.
Pil stretched beneath the sublime silk covers of her large bed cushioned with the softest feathers before standing, walking over to the deck of her sprawling bedroom. Her sleeveless silk white nightgown brushed against the perfectly polished wooden floor as she shuffled sleepily forward. She pushed aside the billowing white curtains that acted as the entrance to the wooden deck, breathing in deeply as the moist, warm air coated her bare skin. The unmistakable saltwater and fishy scent of the ocean greeted her instantly.
Early today I said that I was going to share an exciting first look at the newest installment in my series, The Women of Adalor, tomorrow. And as fun, as that is, these novels act as defining chapters to these characters’ journies. What if, however, when the story ends, we continue to get to know these characters?
I’m excited to share that I will be sharing weekly short stories featuring these tremendous characters from my current short novels or maybe even some upcoming ones. Like I said before, these installments in my series are such quick glimpses into these characters’ lives at a certain point in time that sometimes I want to share more details about them. And this seemed like the perfect way to do that.
This Friday, I will be sharing my first of these weekly short stories. It will, of course, feature the protagonist of my first short novel, Pil, in an enthralling brief chapter centered around her fifteenth birthday. I’m so excited to share this cute addition to her story with you this Friday.
Once again, I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.
Almost five months ago I released my first short novel, PIL which was such a major milestone for me. For years I have been working on bringing these stories in my head to life and to finally release one of these stories to you all was nothing short of mind-blowing. Especially when I got my first review and it was overwhelmingly positive. Suddenly, all of that hard work and brainstorming felt worth it.
Of course, that wasn’t the end. In fact, it was only the beginning.
I’ve often found Qi’ra to be one of the most fascinating characters in Star Wars since I watched Solo: A Star Wars Story for the first time and understood the potential of her story.
Qi’ra, unlike most women in the Star Wars universe, lies in that grey moral area where you can’t exactly determine if she’s a villain or the “good guy.” However, Qi’ra seemed to make it very clear that she would never be the “good guy” when Han confronted her about running away together and that inspired me to want to write a fan fiction story about her consisting of three parts: QI’RA, QI’RA: A Rebel Rises, and QI’RA: The Curtain Falls.
Each story will delve into Qi’ra’s very conscience as we see her grapple with the choices she makes and the criminal world she has decided to join.
QI’RA, of course, transpires directly after Solo: A Star Wars Story ends, allowing us the chance to see her go to Maul. Ooh, I can’t wait for you to intake this story and all of its gleeful twists and turns.
If you’ve been following my blog for a while you will already know that I have previously written QI’RA and shared it, however, to understand the context of its sequel, QI’RA: A Rebel Rises, I must revisit it.
I thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy this story. Have a beautiful day.
Even the darkness of nighttime couldn’t hide the sheer plainness of their ride. Natasha Romanoff gazed in shock at the old tan car Steve, Sam, and Sharon had been riding around in for the last six months as a valet driver brought it to the front of the hotel.
Sharon was inside the hotel checking out while Sam and Steve were putting the bags in the trunk.
“And this is what you all have been reduced to?” Natasha asked.
Sam looked at her. “What? You still drive your luxury sports cars everywhere you go?”