Words/Time: 595 words of writing practice using a prompt. Though I didn’t plan specifically to do writing practice related to my 2015 NaNoNovel, it did end up being related. It was short, but I kinda liked it.
“Too Many Irons in the Fire”
During the Midwest’s biggest annual historical reenactment, a local blade smith named Shawn Mallory disappears. Twenty-five-year-old Darcy Preston watches her dad worry over his missing friend. Darcy looks for clues about where Shawn may have gone, but the crowd and her own obligations to the event slow her down.
The more Darcy watches and talks to the many other blacksmiths attending the event, the more she begins to suspect that Shawn’s disappearance may have been orchestrated. By the end of the week, as the busiest day of the rendezvous approaches, Darcy is convinced that her own father is in danger.
Can she convince her dad of her suspicions in time to save him?