Excerpt from “StormWeaver the Novel” / PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll
She paid two hundred for a small bottle of phosphoric acid. Rose knew exactly how and where to apply the acid from reading books. Yes, that’s right, she read books, science books. Rose, the wild girl of the woods, whose mother pulled her out of school after sixth grade to tend sheep and spin wool. No one expected marriage or a respectable life from her. That is until she was blessed with the power of the stones. Now she could add to her accomplishments learning chemistry and physics, especially the physics of structures, how they remained standing, how they fell.
Today’s post is a glimpse into the novel I’m working on based on the StormWeaver series. The title is still eluding me. Read more about Rose by reading the series (category -“StormWeaver”. I share this particular piece from Rochelle-Wisoff’s Friday Fictioneer’s photo prompt challenge. Today’s photo is a gift from J.Hardy Carroll.
I’m building a beta-reading team for the novel this post is based on. It’s part fantasy, part fairytale, part family drama. If you’re interested in being a reader, please leave a comment and I’ll get in touch for next steps. Thank you so much! Clare