Several people have been asking me to post excerpts from my NaNo story, and even though I haven't completely finished my rough draft yet, here is the first excerpt:
Kylie felt queasy in her stomach. Something felt bad about that place, but she couldn’t put her finger on it. And the path to the west was a dead end. It seemed to Kylie that the abandoned city was much bigger than it had been before the Time Freeze. Like Naire had said, the true nature of the place was surfacing. The old city wasn’t nearly as safe as it used to be.
Naire gave Kylie an impudent look and started to make her way down the alley to the south. Kylie sighed and followed her. Gull, Anemone, and Will trotted behind them uneasily.
There was a putrid smell about the place, a mix of blood and old, rotting wood. Rats slithered in the shadows, and a slimy fungus grew on the walls. Kylie covered her nose so that she wouldn’t have to smell such filth. She wasn’t the kind of girl who was squeamish, but this place was enough to make anyone gag.
Naire suddenly stopped dead in her tracks. Her eyes were wide with fear. There was a new smell in the air, something Kylie and Will had never encountered before…but the animals had.
Tune back soon for another excerpt!!!