It’s day 2 of the “25 Days of Writing” challenge. Check out day 1 here.
Day 2: Create a character. Write a brief scene of them in a setting. Also use this paragraph to introduce the character to the reader by how they react to their setting.
Violca tucked a strand of wavy black hair behind her ear and whistled out a long, slow breath. She kicked a small gray stone and watched as it disappeared into the tall grass. She let her chin fall onto her upturned palms as she closed her eyes against the glaring sun. Her parents were acting strange. No, not just her parents–all of the elders were acting strange. She was sixteen, more than an adult by gypsy standards, yet they still didn’t trust her with anything important.
It’s because I’m not married, she thought, the blood rushing hot to her head. Just because I refuse to settle for some… some… idiot, does not mean I’m not an adult. It doesn’t mean I should be left out of important discussions.
She jumped up from the ground and brushed the dirt from her skirt before balling up a chunk of the fabric in her fist.
I am one of the most gifted of the young ones, she thought as she headed back to the vardo. I will be the head chovihani one day, and they all know it. Why don’t they trust me with their secrets?