I love free stuff, almost as much as I love coffee, writing and my family. (In no particular order). I practically fell all over myself when I discovered Wattpad. If you are not familiar with the site, Wattpad is a free online writing community where writers can share their works with readers all over the world. The site boasts a 100,000+ stories and I am inclined to believe them, I have been using the site for less than a year now and I have found quite a few great authors and stories, which brings me to today’s post. I often find really amazing stories that don’t have the recognition they deserve. With so much wonderful free writing available for the taking I thought I have a special feature just for the exceptional stories on Wattpad.
Feature #1 is one of my personal favorites:
The Baby and the Battle Field
From Author’s Summary:
A baby? On a battlefield?
Marcus is a clerk in the Imperial army. When he finds an abandoned baby on a battlefield, he has no idea what to do with her. His best friend is no help; he thinks Marcus is a sucker for taking the kid in. The slave who ends up babysitting the child is no better; she thinks Marcus has ulterior motives – bad ones. Not only that, but two mysterious female assassins appear on the scene. Whether they intend to harm the baby or protect her, Marcus isn’t sure. It doesn’t help that the assassins have magical cloaks that allow them to turn into birds at any time. Marcus and his friends soon find themselves caught up in things they doesn’t understand: the child has some connection to an ancient prophecy, one that could have implications for fate of the Empire itself.
I adore this story, the character are realistic and relatable It’s hard to find something where I am completely inside of the head of the characters but CarolinaC has done it! The story is still in progress, but has many available chapters to read and even better, CarolinaC is very consistent with updates posting at least twice a week. It’s an absolute must read!