Whew! The first draft of my Vargen short story is finished and I’m slogging through edits, making the story deeper, the world more entrancing – I hope! I wrote this story to fit the theme of an anthology coming out in August this year. (Crossing my fingers it will be selected for publication!) It was fun to write and I got to know some new characters in my world. In fact, I like them enough that I’m sure they’ll be showing up in the trilogy. The timing of this story is current day, which is about 16 Earth years before the events in book one. That’s just over 5 years on Vargen. The time difference between the worlds is a driving force of this story. So what’s it about?
On Earth – Loren, a small girl on summer vacation in the national parks, disappears from a remote campsite. Park services team up with local law enforcement to find the missing girl.
On Vargen – Cheyaron, a shepherd of the forest, finds an odd girl in the woods and rescues her from a dangerous creature. Since the girl only speaks gibberish, Chey brings her to the council for help. A stranger tells Chey he can help the girl if Cheyaron agrees to show him where she was found immediately. The trio must hurry to get her home before she is stuck in their world. Along the way Chey puts the pieces together to discover there is more to his world than he ever dreamed.
Will Loren get home? Will Chey be able to keep his knowledge?
I can’t wait for you to find out!
I’ll keep you updated on this short story’s journey to publication. As always, thanks for reading. I appreciate you!