Time for adventure?

Time for adventure?

A fantasy snippet

“architectural photography of brown and gray castle” by Jonny Caspari on Unsplash

There was snow was falling outside the window of the castle tower. Lane sighed, as she walked back to her bed, and flopped down. It seemed ages since she had last been allowed outside. They kept saying that it was too dangerous for her, but she couldn’t help wishing that she could go out and feel the cool wind on her face, and watch as Dippy, the cat made footprints in the snow as she pounced on perceived mice and rats.

She was a quiet girl, and usually more than happy with her own company, but sometimes, she felt restless, and longed for a bit of an adventure. “After all” she argued with her overprotective uncle, “Lightning very rarely strikes the same place twice” He wouldn’t listen, and every time she asked him about it, she saw the dark shadow deepen across his forehead. She reached out absent mindedly and stroked Dippy as she padded along the floor beside the bed before leaping up and settling herself beside Lane, purring deeply.

Lane rolled onto her back and stared at the ceiling, where paintings were elaborately set into the wooden beams. Hunters on horses, with bows and quivers full of arrows stared proudly down at her. She shuddered, and closed her eyes, feeling a deep sense of loss for all the poor deer that had been hunted through the years.

She sighed, she didn’t like feeling like this. She sat up suddenly, scaring the cat, and causing her to leap from the bed, hissing and spitting like an angered wasp. “Sorry Dip” she said breathlessly, as she left the room, and made her way downstairs. “I have to do something or I shall go mad” she said to herself.

Li Carter is a writer, artist and crafter. She lives in South Wales, UK, with her family, and five rescue dogs. She’s on Twitter @rbcreativeli , Facebook: Rainbow Butterfly Creative, and Instagram @rainbowbutterflycreative and is the author of My Only True Friend: The Beginning. She is currently working on a new series titled The QuickSilver Chronicles. She is the original Rainbow Butterfly, and wants to fill an ever darkening world with a little bit of beauty and creativity.


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