On the Move


…My brother and I looked sidelong at one another. Father just nodded thoughtfully. He remounted and led us away from the river. I followed close behind and I could tell from the way he rode that his wind was up and that he was nervous. We moved at a brisk pace and did not slow until we came to a region of thin forest and gentle clearing in a broad mountain valley. Before us, the mountains rumbled on until they were lost in a turquoise haze. Turkey vultures swung in a dark pendulum in the nearer heavens and across the valley could be seen the ramshackle sprawl of an abandoned farm holding. We dismounted here and led the horses on foot, spooking coveys of pheasant and the occasional hare as we advanced….

Excerpt from The Book of Ten

Thanks for tuning in–more to follow….

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3 Responses to “On the Move”

  1. Good entry…sensing some tension…what’s up?…what’s going to happen next?

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  1. On the Move #2–Fleshing Out The Scene « Jason Barron's Blog - March 26, 2011

    […] before yesterday I shared a short paragraph from my current writing project The Book of Ten called ‘On the Move’, a scene that has some characters progressing through the countryside on horseback, possibly […]

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