Week 30 – #WritingWednesday Challenge

Today is the 30th Edition of #WritingWednesday!!!


Remember, #WritingWednesday is an EASY, STRESS-FREE, weekly writing challenge.

  • Read the writing prompt below,
  • Spend 5 minutes writing (in your own voice or the voice of a character you’re writing) whatever comes to mind,

The goal is 5 minutes of creativity.

Today I am writing in the voice of Phoebe the lead character in my novel Pursuit, book 4 in the Blood Angel Series.

Today’s writing prompt:

What is the best road trip you have ever taken?

Sometimes, you just have to get away. That’s how I felt, every second of every day, after my mom and sister died. Life just wasn’t the same and I knew it never would be. So, I left.

I had been training, learning everything I could about being a tracker. I knew it wasn’t in my blood, not like it was for my sister. She was amazing. Me, I had to work at it, hard. That didn’t mean I wasn’t good, I was… I am.

After just a week on the road, I had managed to get the attention of the High Council. No, that isn’t always a good thing, especially when they send someone like me to find you. In this case, I wanted to get their attention. I wanted them to know who I was and what I was planning.

I made my way from Atlanta, Michigan where I had grown up, all the way out West to California. Along the way, I worked as a High Council tracker. I was taken in on a trial basis, but by the time I landed my fifth capture, they hired me full-time and were giving me the best cases. Having magic on my side didn’t hurt things.

Being out there, on the road, alone was eye opening. I didn’t have a car, so I hitch-hiked and took the bus just about everywhere I went, but it didn’t slow me down. I saw the world with new eyes. My sister and mother had never left Michigan, so I was seeing it for the first time, for all of us. I needed it. Though I was alone, I never felt lonely. I could feel them there with me, in spirit, guiding me… helping me. It was the best time of my life. Why it had to end… that’s another story.

© 2019 Nina Soden

Alright, now it’s your turn. I’d love to see what today’s writing prompt inspires in you. So, if you are willing, go to the comment section below and start typing. Take 5 minutes and let’s see what you come up with! 

What is the best road trip you have ever taken?

What books have made your September reading list? Comment below and let me know!

1 thought on “Week 30 – #WritingWednesday Challenge

  1. Today I am writing in voice of Beth, a character in my upcoming novel, Fleeting Shadows.

    I kind of only have one option for what my most memorable road trip is, becasue ive only ever been on one. It was an adventure, to say the least. Elyse had somehow managed to get us out of the cave, and we were on our own. I’d always wondered how we would end up leaving the cave, bt I felt like that wasn’t the way the prophecy expects us to. I was terrified through the whole trip. Before we left, I had watched Elyse kill a man so I was a little frightened of her. The second we left, we almost got killed in a snowstorm, but that storm led to us meeting some of our only friends. Roy, Kendall, Piper and Cameron were paramount to us making it to the Flame castle. Kendall even came up with the plan to get the other thrne candidates there. We traveled for a week in nearly full darkness through Shadow territory, I finally understood why they were all so pale because no light could cut through the canopy of their trees. When we finally got out of the forest, we got kidnapped and taken many miles in the wrong direction. I guess it all worked out for the best though because that encounter with Florence solidified any doubts we had about her. She was not fit to be Queen. When we finally got where we were going, we ended up in a terrible battle where I lost one of the only people I have ever known. To say the least, I’m a little wary of road trips now.


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