Monday, July 27, 2015


 One of the genres readers and writers enjoy is fantasy. What better way to indulge one's love of magical worlds and mythical beasts than to dip one's toes in the waters of another realm? To help celebrate the letter F this week, I thought I would tease you with the opening to my Young Adult fantasy story I'm writing entitled LUNDAR. Whether crossing time portals to forage for survival or fighting a dark lord to help secure the future of the waterfall city, the world and people of LUNADAR are what fantasy is all about!

Lunadar: Homeward Bound
By: Donna L Martin

             The setting sun bathes the deck in an unnatural light.  The men are restless.  They have been too long from land, too long from home and it weighs heavily upon their spirits.  This night will be a rough one with choppy seas and razor sharp tongues.  My hand is firm upon the railing and my body sways in rhythm to the waves.  My eyes peer into the fading light as if to see land just beyond the portal.  I will get no rest this night.

             Voices waft up from below, a harsh word muttered here and there as the men settle down in cramp quarters which reek of sweat and dirt from many days at sea withonly each other and the moonlight for company.   My body begs for rest but my mind races.  Crowded with the what-ifs and what-could-have-been of another life time.  Too late to change things.  The sea is my master and I follow wherever it leads me.  

             I struggle to stay awake.   Many depend on me to lead them through the rocky maze which lies before us.  But I am confident.  I know this path well, having traveled it many times.  Truth be told,  I could steer this ship through these waters with my eyes closed.  Every rock and shell is as familiar to me as the stars in the northern sky.

             The maze is done and once again we are on the open sea.  A solitary moon looms before me, the only other thing awake at this time of night.  Midnight hour. Witching hour.  A time when the portal opens between the here and now to stretch into the outer world.  My heart races as if mere wishing could make these sails quicken the journey.  At last we are homeward bound and another moon will not rise before we are once again in the arms of our loved ones.  All that stands between them and me is the moon. 


Blurb:Addie comes from a long line of readers or "story catchers" as her family likes to call themselves. Every time Addie tries to catch a story on her own the wiggly words play tricks on her. She tries different ways to make those words sit still but it will take a little faith for Addie to become the next STORY CATCHER.

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  1. Where is the rest of the story? Must I channel Paul Harvey to get it??

    1. Lol, Janet...I'm hoping one day soon to be able to get back to LUNADAR. It runs through my head but picture books and chapter books are yelling a wee bit louder right now...;~)

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!