The Opening Sequence

For Substance, I’m going back to the opening about the wizard where the sand meets the sky. It will be much more detailed, and it may be told by a Klarion father to a Klarion child. I’ve been trying both of these versions out yet, and I’m not sure which one I like the most.

Wonder which one you’d like the best?


Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

2 thoughts on “The Opening Sequence”

  1. I heard about you from someone on Sugarquill–a friend who suggested your fanfics “The Substance of Shadows” and “Voldemort’s Eyes”. Though I know this is quite a ridiculous and probably bothersome question, I just wanted to know if it is actually posted anywhere when I could read it–it seems to no longer be archived at Sugarquill, nor any other site I’ve combed through. It seems, from your writing, that you are rewriting it, and due to the amount of praise on the prose, I feel compelled to wonder why. Sorry if this is a bother!
    ~A Reader

  2. A reader:

    I’m turning these stories into actual, original novels. I wanted to use the characters in a story all their own, so more than just the fan fiction world could see it.

    That’s why I’m reworking the prose.

    I do appreciate the praise, but I don’t want to break copyright laws while I pursue my writing career, so down the stories come!

    You should email me privately (cstump AT kirkwood DOT edu) for more information, and I WILL respond.


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