Tara Tyler and Heather M. Gardner are sponsoring The Thrill of It All blogfest today.
In line with their rules, I am posting an excerpt from my current wip, book two of The Magic Withheld:
Darcy gasped. “You know,” she whispered. “How?”
“That you’re a mage?”
She nodded mutely.
“Easy,” Bert said. “I can see the colors.”
“Oh, that’s right. You can’t see them can you. Well, let’s see.” He tipped his head and looked at the swirls over her head with narrowed eyes. The tempo had slowed into lazy arcs now. “You are proficient in Water. That’s the red. The blue is Air. And that sparkly stuff looking like tinsel from an old-style Christmas tree means you got a smidge of Spirit.”
“You’re human.” Her eyes shifted and she lowered her voice. “You can’t see magic.”
“Funny how that keeps popping up,” he said cheerfully.
This is its first outing. Like a baby in a carriage, it isn't exactly potty trained yet but so far the storyline is writing itself.