I have included two excerpts of Nissa: a contemporary fairy tale so far, but since I am editing it now, I thought it would be fun to include another one.
You can find the first excerpt here, and the second one here.
I hope you enjoy my first foray into Contemporary Fantasy YA. Please remember it is still in the editing stage, and as always, let me know what you think!
Nissa wants to be the best Fairy Godmother possible; little does she know her first solo project will lead her to the human who will make her question her path and change her fate.
I woke to the sound of a throat clearing next to me. It took me a moment to remember where I was, especially when Titus’s grey hair and scowling face came in to view.
“You could not possible have messed up your first case, you were ready and the case they gave you to start with was a simple one.”
I threw myself into his arms, catching him off guard and causing him to lurch forward in order to keep us both upright.
“Oh, I’ve missed you, Titus.”
“It isn’t that I messed up the case; things are going well with Vicky. There is another reason why I seeked your council.”
“You are only supposed to contact me if there is a problem with your project, Nissa, why else have you come?”
“It’s about her brother.”
“What is wrong with him? Has he been injured or is he interfering with your project?”
“No, Titus, it’s nothing like that. It’s so much worse.” I was so worked up that I had to let it all spill out, “I have had all of the signs that he is my mate. My mate, Titus. It cannot be real, he is human. But I felt the drum of my heart, the tingling of my hand, and my eyes turned pink. And, I act like an idiot around him. I forget to speak and touch him without thinking, it’s embarrassing. I love him and I think he loves me. I don’t know what to do. There is no way to tell him that we are meant. He has no idea what I am. And there is certainly no way I could ask The Fates to bless our union, but it is impossible. I don’t know what to do, Titus.”
Titus touched his hand briefly to my chin, looking deep into my eyes, as if searching for something.
“What you speak of is possible, Nissa, but it comes with a great sacrifice. If The Fates determine that you are meant to be with a human, you will have to forsake everything you know and love and permanently be human. You can never return to life as a fairy. You would lose your Godmother status and would have to find someone in your family to take your place.”
He dropped his hand from my chin and ran it over his face, then looked back into my eyes.
“If they determine you are not meant, you can never see him again. You would not be able to try and find him when you were on missions, he would be lost to you forever.”
The tears welled up in my eyes and began to spill over. I didn’t know which result would be worse, but if it were possible, I had to try.
“Have you ever heard of The Fates determining that a fairy and a human were meant?” I asked, hopeful and fearful at the same time.
“No.” He replied softly.