This week, a sample of what I wrote during my absence. Using my signature random scrolling method, I give you eight sentences from Chapter 30 of The DeFord Chronicles, Part II. Our hero, Chauncy DeFord has been framed for murder and treason. The king has just explained the circumstances under which evidence against Lord DeFord was found in said hero's chambers in the palace. It is known that the criminal must be a member of the nobility, and the innocence of our hero depends--in the eyes of most of the king's council--on the word of a young kitchen boy.
Two lords were visibly relieved, most of the others were skeptical. “Why should anyone take the word of a mere kitchen boy?”
“He could have been bribed.”
“Yes, or threatened.”
The king’s face grew a bit red. “I examined the boy myself and detected no sign of either. As to who would take the word of a kitchen boy, why should such a child be considered less honest than a member of the nobility who commits treason? At the moment I am inclined to believe my lower subjects far more pure and honorable than a good share of the nobles.”
Poor King Phillip. It's a trying situation, but there are some on his council who are in agreement about Lord DeFord's being innocent. For more from The DeFord Chronicles, Part II check out my last blog post. It contains a lengthy excerpt.
I'm looking forward to reading all the wonderful excerpts, by the wonderful authors who make up the Weekend Writing Warriors. See you around the web! :o)