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10 Day Writing Blogger Challenge: Day 9

Day 9 - 10-day-write-blog-challengeDay 9 Prompt: Post either a setting or character profile from your latest fiction project, a chapter summary of your non-fiction book, or a discussion of the theme or object inspiring a poem, article, or other writing project.

I did a combination:

Valley was born along the banks of the Little Wabash River in Effingham County, Illinois. The story takes place in a distance future where much of the world is full of ghost towns left empty by famines that were the result of bees dying off. Valley’s ancestors not only survived the famines, but also thrived for several generations by growing their crops in the river bottoms where it was easier for them to maintain their own bees.

However, the family has grown smaller in recent generations, and Valley is the only youth left to carry on the family tradition. Her father wants her to marry someone with whom she can have a happy and productive life. Her uncle wants to marry her into a large colony to make a strong political alliance. Valley just wants to choose for herself.

In my most recent chapter, Valley is unhappy to learn that her father will not be accompanying her and her uncle on a trading journey to Stone Colony. Although she has agreed to at least meet the young man her uncle wants her to marry, she would feel more comfortable if her father came along to speak up for her. However, someone must stay and tend to the farm, and Uncle Radi is the shrewd trader of the family. So, Valley sets off on the journey with her uncle who, for some reason, she just doesn’t trust.

NOTE: The 10 Day Writing Blogger Challenge is open until November 2013, so feel free to join in the fun. If you decide to answer this same prompt on your blog, I would love to read it. Please post a link to your blog post in the comments below.

~Amanda L. Webster

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