Monday, December 5, 2011

105 :: phoenix rain {rachel}

these are the first 105 words of my second book. this came to me in my sleep last night, and i could not get it out of my mind. this concept is one that i have been toying with for some time now; the narration for these first lines came to me in my dreams. i value your thoughts, opinions, or anything you wish to share.
{via pinterest}

My name is Phoenix Rain.
My name is Phoenix Rain.
My name is…Phoenix…

Every slash of the whip brought the recurring thought, the continual reminder. It was a mental chant, one that kept up a steady cadence, matching the pulsing throb of the blood that poured from her shredded shoulders  

It was the one thing she had left. Her clothing was torn, her body was captive, her wings were bound. All of her former self had been shredded and turned to ash.

Save for her name.

The name that pounded in her soul, the only tether that still bound her to the sky.

            Phoenix Rain. 


  1. Hello Rachel,

    The photo is fascinating.

    Your writing is fantastic and your imagination is wonderful. You have beautifully conceived an idea and given it life in lovely words.

    Best wishes,

  2. gorgeous writing...keep going!!!

    1. this is hot rachel...very engaging...intense...i def wanna read more....

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  4. wow--keep going! can't wait to hear more!

  5. Love it!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to read more!!


  6. wow...powerful opening...nice tension but also the name is foretelling...very cool! i will read it..smiles.