welcome to my blog

welcome to my blog

i'm Michelle Gregory, a 55-year-old wife, mom, Jesus-follower, beginning French learner, and Arizona native who moved to Montana 6 years ago (yeah--that was a huge change). i collect way too many craft supplies (and occasionally use them), spend way too much time on Instagram and Facebook, obsessively check my email, and own 2 horses, 2 dogs, and 1 very large black cat. i've been working on the sequel to my one fantasy novel for 9 years (don't you feel better now?). i haven't done anything here for a long time, but maybe jumping back into blogging will get the writer side of my brain humming again.

all of that may be more than you wanted to know, but anyway...

February 23, 2010

teaser Tuesday - prologue to Blackheart

i didn't even know there was such a thing until today. writers posting parts of their works in progress. i've been toying with doing the same for a while. now i'm thinking, "what the heck?"

i would say, "here, for the first time, my prologue from my sequel Blackheart," but then i posted a prologue once before. this is the newest version (and yes, i know there are debates over prologues and whether editors will want them, but i don't write for an editor and so i'll put it in. ha!)

so here, for the second time, the prologue from Blackheart (which may change again...) ---

I carry a terrible secret.

For more years than I can remember, I have held a sacred trust. I swore I would tell no one. My friends and family do not know. My countrymen do not know. The kings have never known. Secrecy is vital to keeping us safe. Only a chosen few know the truth.

In my dreams I have seen the results of our deception. I am torn in my obligations. I am not allowed to interfere. If I divulge this secret to anyone, I will be cast out to walk alone.

If I do not reveal the truth, we will be thrust into the dark times again. The people I love the most will be destroyed. I must find a way to tell what I know. I must pass on my knowledge to one who will find the truth and keep us safe.

Please forgive me.


roxy said...

I loved this, Michelle. Great excerpt! Very ominous and foreboding. Thanks for posting it.

Christine Danek said...

Great teaser! I'm intrigued:)